Sunday, 10 March 2013

Gamalan in Nottingham

I was in town yesterday  to meet my Mum for coffee and wandered across the Old Market Square to find the Malaysian Festival house in a number of small tents. The music guided me across to the Gamalan band although I'm not sure whether that is the correct name, playing in one of the small marquees. I had may camera with me, complete with memory card but to my annoyance I found that the battery was still sat at home recharging next to my PC.
As a result, I apologise for the quality of the photos but would still like to share them with you.

 preparing to play
 each of these instruments which are hollow like a bell and has a number on it, where there are two numbers the same, they seem to be an octave apart
This is the music notation that they were using,
and here are some of the other instruments.

Needless to say, by the time my mum came back to find me, I was sat with them having a go!!!

I found this on you-tube as an example of the music 

1 comment:

Araignee said...

So that's why I am all thumbs with my guitar. I need to take my shoes off first!
Fascinating stuff...