K. R. T. Wasitodiningrat

The music of K.R.T. Wasitodiningrat
Gamelan Sekar Tunjung
CMP Records 3007

Contents:

  1. Gending: Corobalen, minggah ketawang Basonto (laras pelog, paten enem)
  2. Ketawang: Wedyasmoro (laras pelog, patet lima)
  3. Ladrang: Sri-Duhito (laras pelog, patet barang)
  4. Lancaran: Orde Baru (laras pelog, patet barang)
  5. Ketawang: gending Purnomo Sidhi (laras slendro, patet sanga)
    Lancaran: Penghijauan (laras slendro, patet manyura)
  6. Ketawang: Cokrowala (laras slendro, patet sanga)
  7. Ketawang: Angleng (laras slendro, patet sanga)

Performers: Djoko Walujo (rebab), Nuryanta (gender barung), Haryono (gender panerus), Sunyoto (kendang), Mrsudi S. Kar (bonang banung), Kartiman (bonang panerus), Bambang Triatmaja (slenthem), Y. Subawa (demung), Gethuk (saron barung), Sarjono (saron barung), Asal Sugiyarto S. Kar (peking, saron penerus), Sukisno (demung), Surono (suling), Bambang Sriatmaja (siter), Gandung Jatmika (ketuk, kenong), Agung Nugraha (kempul, gong), Teguh (gambang); Ibu Jumeri, Ibu Edris, Sutresni, Liliawati, Tayem (female vocalists); Djoko Susena, Untung Mulyana, Sunardi, Timbul (male vocalists)

Playing time: 71'51"

Recording date: September 1990 (Yogyakarta)

This is innovative music, primarily in the way it compresses forms into a smaller space and explores some new sonorities. However, it is thoroughly rooted in the Javanese classical idiom, and is one of the finest examples of "fusion" music (if one would even call it that) from any world tradition. The music is engaging and throught-provoking. This disc remains highly recommended.

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T. M. McComb