Terry Dame's Electric Junkyard Gamelan

Opened Nov 18, 2004
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The Electric Junkyard Gamelan is a five piece ensemble which performs original compositions on invented instruments. The music draws inspiration from traditional gamelan music of Indonesia but is shaped by the unique voice of composer Terry Dame. All of these innovative, unique homemade instruments were designed and built by Dame, such as the Rubarp and Big Barp (rubber band harps), the Sitello (an electric cello/sitar combo), the Terraphone (copperpipe horn), a four octave clay pot "marimba" and an arsenal of percussion instruments fashioned from metal basins, coffee filters, turntable platters and truck springs.

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