Thu

24

Feb

2022

Salukat in Paris, April 12, 2022

The newly opened museum for contemporary arts in Paris, Bourse de Commerce, is hosting us for a concert!

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Tue

01

Feb

2022

Salukat in DenHaag, April 10, 2022

Gamelan Salukat is coming to Europe again, for the performance at Rewire Festival 2022, the Netherlands!

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DEWA ALIT @ BANDCAMP

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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 ❖

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 ❖

photo of Salukat instruments and musicians
photo of gamelan instruments

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

2019

Sharjah, UAE

Sharjah Architecture Triennial 2019