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    Recordings

    Our range of CDs and DVDs can be purchased from Mekar Bhuana Online Store.

    Individual tracks and albums can also be purchased online on Apple Music and Spotify.

    Tracklist and Synopses

    1. Reconstructed Five Tone Semara Pagulingan Court Music – Tracklist Notes

    DVDs

    1. Our debut recording of classical Semar Pegulingan court music with Gambuh dances, released August 2011:

    Semar Pegulingan Court Gamelan with Gambuh Dances


    Featuring rare and reconstructed previously extinct court music studied from vintage and field recordings, as early as 1928. Filmed in a historic temple in Denpasar, Mekar Bhuana recorded this video after their performances at the Asian Games in China in 2010. A must-have for serious collectors of classical Balinese gamelan music and dance.

    DVD tracklist notes & Background

    View the trailer on our YouTube channel. Buy now from our online store.

    2. Our Educational Tutorial Series, released 20/09/2011:

    Tutorial 1: Basic Balinese Dance Movements – Female Dance Part 1

    The first of its kind, Mekar Bhuana’s Educational Tutorial Series features lessons in an easy to follow, step-by-step DVD format.

    In this instructional video, Mekar Bhuana Director and Co-founder, Putu Evie, teaches you in English with Indonesian subtitles.

    Now you can study Balinese dance on your own…anywhere, anytime!

    View the trailer on our YouTube channel. Buy now from our online store.

    CDs

    1. Semara Pagulingan – Antique Balinese Court Gamelan:

     

    Performed on our antique seven-tone semar pegulingan, the tracklist is a mix of semar pegulingan (7 tracks) and pelegongan (3 tracks) beauties. Kamasan and Pagan Kelod style of semar pegulingan music, as well as Kuta style of pelegongan music. Buy now from our online store.

    Tracklist notes

    Listener comments:

    “It’s really fantastic – and the recording is done very, very well – everything very clearly audible and well-balanced.  Thanks for making this music available.”

    Jeremy Grimshaw, Assistant Professor of Music, Brigham Young University School of Music

    “The CD has arrived and I am enjoying it very much especially the tunings for Gambang Kuta, which we play in selisir.  One of my teachers was very keen on having me play pieces in different tunings, and this is something I do with my students here in Sydney.”

    Peter Dunbar-Hall, Associate Professor, Sydney Conservatorium of Music

    “I just wanted to tell you that your record is just gorgeous! The sound is perfect, and the pieces are lovely. Anyway, I think it’s a nice work you’re doing there with Mekar Bhuana, and good luck with the future concerts.”

    Éric Vandal

    2. Gede Semara & Sekaa Selonding Semeton

    Our Selonding Troupe, Sekaa Selonding Semeton, debut album, featuring four compositions by child composer, Gede Semara Richard. A limited edition of just 50 pieces, it is the only recording available of compositions by a child composer of selonding music and is also the first commercial recording ever made using this type of selonding orchestra.

    News

    First MBA Performance!
    A small group of four musicians – Vaughan Hatch, Putu Evie, Gede Semara and Prana Gita – performed Baleganjur Bebarongan using six of the instruments

    Portfolio

    Portfolio
    1999 – 2000 Preservation of three Pacung Village, Gianyar style gender wayang instrumental pieces. This music was taught to musicians outside of Pacung to encourage

    Articles

    Searching for Sekati – the Mystery of a Balinese Gamelan thought to be Extinct
    Bali has an astounding number of different types of gamelan ensemble, and that number is growing all the time as people create new types of

    Publications

    Video Publications
    In 2010, we produced the first DVD of Balinese court music ever filmed in a historic temple. This video documents rare court semara pagulingan music
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