Episode of Series “Our Asian neighbours: Indonesia”.
A simple explanatory film on the well-known Indonesian Gamelan Gong, using the Tunjuk Orchestra. Each instrument is explained and demonstrated, then the orchestra plays a piece from the Ramayana Ballet Suite. This was “written” in the 1950’s and is based on traditional tunes. An excellent introduction to this music, quite strange and exciting to Western ears.
Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Bali Island (Indonesia)
Documentary → Documentary films - Australia
History → Indonesia - Civilization
Music & Performing Arts → Music - Indonesia
Music & Performing Arts → Musical instruments
Places → Bali Island (Indonesia)
Short films → Short films - Australia
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16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)