The Best Gamelan You’ve Never Heard: a Sonic Tour led by A Taylor Kuffner – Podcast 54

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This is not your grandmother’s Gamelan.  Gamelan are the mesmerizing orchestras of giant gongs and other metal percussion instruments from Indonesia.   Taylor Kuffner’s  Gameletron project combines the instruments of the Gamelan with robotics, creating an incredible immersive experience.    He came to WKCR to share his own recordings he made throughout Indonesia highlighting rarities in the genre including ensembles made of bamboo, iron and beyond.