Balinese gong orchestra

Australia, 1974

Film
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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.

Credits

producer

John Morris

director
production company

Film Australia

Duration

00:11:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1974

Appears in

Group of items

Our Asian neighbours: Indonesia

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

30882

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Bali Island (Indonesia)

Documentary

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 → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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