Where? Indonesia. (Bali & Java)
Structure - This is defined by large gongs. Each repeating cycle (gongan) ends with a note on a large gong.
Texture Gamelan is heterophonic. Different instruments play different versions of the same melody.
Instruments / Technology
Metallophones - like xylophones.
Gongs - Different shapes and sizes.
Drums - double headed.
How the Instruments Interact.
Oral tradition. Music is learnt. The higher the instruments the more notes are played. The drummer signals changes in tempo and keeps them in time.
Venue / Location - Celebrations, Religious Events, Puppet Shows.
AoS2 Gamelan - Traded Tips