Sun

14

Jun

2020

Zoom talk on Dewa Alit

17& 21 June, Nusantara Arts, USA, is hosting a 2-day online talk on Dewa Alit's music as a part of their Gamelan Masters Guest Lecture Series.

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Sat

09

May

2020

LP release!

Dewa Alit's "Genetic" (2015)  is available on vinyl from the Black Truffle Records starting May 08, 2020!

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DEWA ALIT @ BANDCAMP

dewaalit.bandcamp.com

GAMELAN SALUKAT

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 ❖

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

Malaysia

International Gamelan Festival,

Universiti Teknologi Mara, Kuala Lumpur

2018

Europe tour

International Gamelan Festival, Munich, Germany

Sommerscen Festival, Malmo, Sweden

Roskilde Festival, Denmark

Rudolstadt Festival, Germany