Contemporary Balinese composer Dewa Alit is a key figure in contemporary Indonesian music. He is the founder of Gamelan Salukat, a 25 member ensemble that performs on instruments specially built to Alit’s designs, using a unique 10-note scale. Their contemporary take on traditional Balinese Gamelan music has been presented extensively throughout Asia, Europe and North America. Alit has also collaborated with renowned ensembles such as Bang On A Can and Ensemble Modern. Alit presents Gamelan not as something static and from the past, but as a set of concepts and principles that can be used to create something radically new. During Rewire 2022, Dewa Alit will bring his group Gamelan Salukat to The Hague to perform the music of Genetic (released on Oren Ambarchi’s Black Truffle label) among other pieces for the first time outside of Bali.
Dewa Alit & Gamelan Salukat will perform on Sunday 10 April.