Kendang in addition to functioning as a signal at the start of gending also serves as an accompaniment of dance movements and rhythm holders (controllers), as well as the tempo (fast slow) gending.
Ketipung serves as an enhancer of rempeg/rousing gending, how to beat it by hitting with a flexible battering device on the sidelines of Kenong's second blow.
The guests were welcomed by Gending
Sriwijaya dance from the Palembang Province of Indonesia women wearing colourful traditional South East Asian-style costumes, whirling to the rhythm of traditional music, opened the door for the audience, giving a sample the rich culture of the country.
(15) Jaarverslag (hereafter JV) Administrateur Gending 1951: 28, NA, Archief Koloniale Bank (hereafter KB) 2.20.05/155.
(16) For the replacement of women on the night-shift, see, e.g., JV Administrateur Gending 1952: 9, NA KB 2.20.05/155; JV Administrateur Kanigoro 1952: 6, NA KB 2.20.05/118.
At the time I came only gradually to realize that devising these linking passages was, in fact, a process of learning to know the piece from within, a process that recalled an earlier conversation with Pak Berata in which he spoke of the necessity of "leading from the heart." Happily, and with the enthusiastic participation of members in the LMU World Music Ensemble, this was accomplished in time for us to win a warm reception for Gending Agbekor at its premiere in April, 2001.
(10.) The music of Lou Harrison came, full-force, to my attention in 1981 when I had the privilege of working with the distinguished artist and teacher, I Nyoman Wenten, as co-director in the premieres of "Ladrang Epicuros" and "Gending Hephaestus" at UCLA.
Thus the Varied Trio's movements are titled "Gending
," "Bowl Bells," "Elegy," "Rondeau, in Honor of Fragonard," and "Dance," while those of the Grand Duo are "Prelude," "Stampede," "A Round," "Air," and "Polka." The syncretic, culturally pluralistic results are perfect examples of what Virgil Thomson once identified as "pure Harrison.
Location of plants Desa Sebang, Gending
Creating a contrasting phrase through inversion is a favorite technique of Harrison's, as in Gending Bill of 1984.
Harrison often uses the generic designation gending to distinguish such works from pieces in standard forms, which are named for those forms: bubaran, lancaran, ladrang, and others, each of which is characterized by a unique colotomic phrase structure.
After the Governor's entourage was seated, seven young female dancers in "noble dress" and four men holding umbrellas or spears performed the Gending
Sriwijaya dance while the Gending
Sriwijaya song played in the background.