Overview Schedule Registration & Fees Location

Gamelan
Tuning
Workshop

Schedule

August 7, 7:00pm Intros & orientation

August 8-10, daytime (10-4:30) Workshop Activities, with guest presentations & site visits

August 10, evening Final gathering

ACTIVITIES

3-4 hours/day of tuning – listening, comparing, understanding Indonesian tuning systems, filing, and grinding. We will work on various sized bronze keys and small pencon instruments such as reong and trompong, seeking to unify the tuning of an entire gamelan. We will not tune larger pencon (e.g. gong or kempur), but will discuss the process.

 
 
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Presentations by invited experts on topics such as:

  • Indonesian tuning systems

  • Acoustics – beats, partials, resonators

  • Metallurgy of high-tin bronze alloys;

  • Gamelan construction, in tradition and modern practice