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Nada Hidup
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Nada Hidup

Gamelan Pesel of Br. Kehen, Desa Kesiman, Kec. Denpasar Timur, Kota Denpasar, Bali.

Nada Hidup (Notes of Life) is the first full-length album featuring I Wayan Arik Wirawan (Arik) and his innovative Gamelan Pesel (est. 2016). Combining elements of Selonding and Semar Pegulingan, Arik’s unique iron-keyed instruments give the ensemble a distinct timbre. Pesel, literally to mix or mash together (Balinese), reflects how the ensemble was developed by piecing together instruments from numerous gamelan smiths (pande) over time. It also honors the ensemble’s origins—Pe[gulingan] sel[onding]. Although Gamelan Pesel performs regularly in a variety of performance settings, ranging from temple ceremonies and rituals to exhibitions of new and innovative music, the compositions presented here highlight Arik’s playful mastery of the Semar Pegulingan repertoire, both in form and technique.

duration: 94 min. 23 sec.
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Also available on CD in select locations. Click here for details.
2017
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Ayuning Gamelan Pesel
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Kerulut Gamelan Pesel
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Muda Langen Gamelan Pesel
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Lantur Gamelan Pesel
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Jangkep Gamelan Pesel
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Cakup Lima Gamelan Pesel
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Tabuh Petegak Bebarongan Uyang Uyang Bebarongan
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Track 1 - Ayuning
This instrumental piece is inspired by the elegance and beauty of a Balinese girl. A charming aura radiates from her person, kindling the passions and admiration of young men.
 
Composer I Wayan Arik Wirawan (Arik)
Track 2 - Kerulut
In Bali Tumpek Kerulut is a day for praying to Sang Hyang Semara Ratih, a pairing of gods that represents love and affection. This composition translates the expression of love into musical form. Tumpek Kerulut is also a day when offerings are made to gamelan instruments.
 
Composer I Wayan Arik Wirawan (Arik)
Track 3 - Muda Langen
From muda, youth, and langen, enjoyment, this piece illustrates a young person reveling in the process of living life.
 
Composer I Wayan Arik Wirawan (Arik)
Track 4 - Lantur
As human beings, we will endure countless trials during our lifetime. Lantur, or ngelanturin. means to persevere.
 
Composer I Wayan Arik Wirawan (Arik)
Track 5 - Jangkep
There are as many perceptions of the world as there are humans in it. Whether good or bad, everyone is entitled to their own perspective. However, if we wish to accomplish anything together, we must attempt to achieve a unified consciousness. Jangkep (to become one) is an application of this concept to musical forms.
 
Composer I Wayan Arik Wirawan (Arik)
Track 6 - Cakup Lima
Cakup lima (pressing the hands together in front of the body) carries several meanings. It can also take several forms: above the crown or in front of the chest. This gesture, whether as prayer or greeting, calms the mind and invites feelings of joy as we go about our day.
 
Composer I Wayan Arik Wirawan (Arik)
Track 7 - Tabuh Petegak Bebarongan Uyang Uyang
From afar, the assorted emotions that grow within the body, whether or not they arise willfully, can be enjoyed, observed, absorbed or interpreted in any number of ways by each individual. The composer drew from feelings of despair, confusion, and directionlessness while developing this work.
 
Composer I Wayan Arik Wirawan (Arik)
Recording Session Credits
Recorded at Br. Kehen, Desa Kesiman, Kec. Denpasar Timur, Kota Denpasar, Bali on March 19th 2017.
 
Recording Jonathan Adams, I Putu Gede Sukaryana (Balot), I Putu Deva Suryanegara (Arya)
Photography Jonathan Adams and Sarah Lecompte-Bergeron
about the artist
Gamelan Pesel
Terompong I Wayan Arik Wirawan (Arik)
Kendang Lanang I Wayan Dedy Purnamantha
Kendang Wadon I Wayan Eka Darma Putra
Gangsa Kantilaan I Nyoman Yuda Pertama Putra
  I Putu Adi Partha
  I Gede Arimbawa
  Ika Yana Adnyana
Suling I Wayan Partha Wijaya
  I Wayan Srutha Wiguna
  I Nyoman Ari Setiawan
  I Ketut Adi Wirawan
  I Wayan Nuka Ariasa
  I Made Sudira
  I Putu Heriawan
  I Putu Arya Agus Sardi
Kecek I Putu Agus Swanjaya Eka Wahyu
  I Made Suryadarmika
Kajar I Kadek Adi Suardika
Gangsa Pemade I Putu Eka Arya Setiawan
  I Made Adi Sanjaya
Jublag I Kadek Agus Sastrawan
  I Wayan Angga Mahardika
Jegogan I Gede Yudi Krisnajaya
  I Wayan Sujatmika
Gong / Klentong / Gentorag I Gusti Ngurah Priyaka
   
Gamelan Pesel
Gamelan Pesel is a new gamelan based on the two iconic ensembles Semar Pegulingan and Selonding. Pesel, lit. "to be made one," points to the capacity this ensemble has to unite performers and audience. Pesel is also a combination of the words Peg-ulingan and Sel-onding.
Location Br. Kehen, Desa Kesiman, Kec. Denpasar Timur, Kota Denpasar, Bali
Phone +62 81 916 160 022
Email arikwirawan45@yahoo.com
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