Gangsaran Sapto (excerpt)
Performance from YGF (Yogyakarta Gamelan Festival) July 8, 2011. Sixty players of different ages using every note of four gamelan sets of pelog and slendro, resulting in a wonderful horizontal poly-microtonal sound.
"Gangsaran Sapto" is somewhere between drones of La Monte Young and sound mass of Ligeti.
Gangsaran is a traditional 8-beat composition playing one note. "Gangsaran Sapto" is in memoriam of Sapto, the founder and producer of the YGF, who loved both traditional classical Javanese gamelan, and electronic avant-garde combinations.