Years 5-6 AEF Angklung Music Module
This module explores the iconic Indonesian musical instrument, the angklung. Students will investigate the origins of the angklung, its unique sound, technique and performance style. The module provides the opportunity for students to listen to, create and perform a variety of musical pieces together. Click on the logo below to access the module.
Playing The Angklung
Would you like to delve a little deeper into gamelan music? Many useful links can be found on the Southbank Centre site. Before you get too excited and decide to make the trip there, this particular Southbank Centre is located in London - not in Brisbane! Sorry about that, folks. To visit the site, click on the link below.
To listen to some modern 'westernised' gamelan music, click on the link below. The group Monkey C originates from California.
To discover what is happening In the gamelan scene in Australia and New Zealand, visit Danny Yee's site by clicking on the link below.
Gamelan and Music for Cremation Ceremony in Ubud
This is just one of the many Gamelan performances available on YouTube.
Bali Folk Music
The native folk music of Bali, the Indonesian island province, ranges from sacred to secular, celebrating all aspects of life from birth to death. Village orchestras, sometimes numbering 40 or more musicians, are often formed or dissolved based on the availability of musical instruments and the personalities of the musicians. Musical instrumentation consists of metal and wood percussion augmented with wood flutes and mouth-harps. Choral groups may sing a cappella or with musical accompaniment. All of the music in this 1972 recording is performed by Balinese villagers who are primarily farmers and herdsmen rather than professional musicians.