the New York Time's Best Classical Tracks of 2022

Dewa Alit's "Likad" is selected for one of the New York Times' 25 best classical tracks of 2022 on their 22 Dec issue!

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on the Bandcamp's 2022 list!

Bandcamp has announced their top 10  for the contemporary classical albums for 2022, and we are in!

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The word Salukat is Dewa Alit's original combination of two words; "salu" and "kat". "Salu" means house, "kat" signifies regeneration and the cycles of rebirth, and together it makes a place for new creativities based on the tradition.


❖ the instruments ❖

image of gamelan instruments

Gamelan Salukat is a set of new gamelan instruments developed by Dewa Alit, reflecting Dewa's strong root in traditional music as well as his hope to accommodate challenges he faces in creating new music in Bali.  


While the basic concept remains same, this unique set has gone through a few experimental stages of different tunings since first built in 2006.


In the latest, and hopefully the last, tuning system, the instruments are tuned in two different sets of 7-tone scale. There are 4 keys out of 7 tones which are shared among them, 3 are different, and this allows the set consisting of 7-tone-key instruments to have 10 tones as the whole ensemble.

❖ the musicians ❖

The members of Gamelan Salukat consists of some 25 young musicians from Ubud area.  They are not only musicians with high skill and knowledge in traditional gamelan, but also are enthusiastic about being on the very front line in the Balinese gamelan music scene by playing Dewa Alit's most new and challenging music.  

❖ tours ❖

2009 & 2010

"A House in Bali"

US Tour


Zellerbach Hall, Cal Arts, Berkeley

Cutler Majestic Theatre, Emerson Collage, Boston

Next Wave Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music, NY


 2013 & 2015



International Gamelan Festival,

Universiti Teknologi Mara, Kuala Lumpur



Europe Tour



International Gamelan Festival, Munich, Germany

Sommerscen Festival, Malmo, Sweden

Roskilde Festival, Denmark

Rudolstadt Festival, Germany



Sharjah, UAE


Sharjah Architecture Triennial 2019



Europe Tour


REWIRE Festival, Den Haag, the Netherlands

Bourse de Commerce, Paris, France