Web site: http://www.gamelanx.com
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Gamelan X world music ensemble presents dynamic, original music for concerts and dance events. Drawing musical inspiration from Indonesian, Balkan, African, Indian and American traditions, Gamelan X combines complex interlocking rhythms and sinewy melodies into a visceral groove experience that excites and entrances its listeners.
Instruments used include dozens of small and large gongs, wind and stringed instruments, synthesizers, drum set, and percussion from across Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. With this sound-palette, injected with engaging group choreography and crowd interaction, Gamelan X takes audiences on a journey through a wide range of exotic musical spaces.
The Gamelan X “Bali-bass” groove ritual: dynamic, mesmerizing, and highly addictive.
"The Bay Area's own Funkadelic of ethnomusicology."
(Todd Lavoie, SF Guardian)
Eric Oberthaler (director, composer) - Keyboards, Trumpet, Cengceng
Dan Bales (assistant director, director of beleganjur, composer) - Reyongs, Kendang
Ben Posluszny - Reyongs, Gongs
Alyssa DeCaro - Cengceng, Dancer
Phoebe Jevtovic - Vocals, Cengceng
Peter Jaques - Clarinet, Trumpet
Julian Fritz - Drum set, Kendang, Boogledegoo
Cole Meeker - Misc. Percussion, Gongs
Heather Sansky - Reyongs, Gongs, Dancer
Andrew Ferren - Saxophone, Flute, Synthesizers
Charlie Wilson (live sound tech.) - Trombone