When I took a trip to visit Solo for a week, a new world of sounds and instruments opened up to me...
A couple corrections to this episode: the section where Iswanto plays very fast gambang is actually not Central Javanese, so it wouldn't be played like that in a Javanese gamelan.
The large siter played in the episode is Sundanese, not Central Javanese, although there are siters played in Central Javanese gamelan.
|My teacher Iswanto playing the gambang backwards|
|Me giving the rebab a try|
|Iswanto playing the beautiful Sundanese siter|
|A gender seen here with one mallet (there are usually two) and some snacks and tea on the floor.|