Welcome to the Metalworks Gamelan web site!

Metalworks is an English built and based gamelan made of brass, aluminium and wood. It is played by eight musicians, all of whom are composers. We play a mish-mash of styles from Javanese pop to Sundanese night club hits; Balinese Gong Kebyar to pieces by English experimentalists such as Michael Nyman, Howard Skempton & Michael Parsons. Rather than aiming to be 'authentic', the group has developed its own sound.

The saron bars on the left lead to information on the topics they describe. If you are unfamiliar with gamelan music, I suggest you start with the What's Gamelan? saron bar. Alternatively, if you would like to listen to some recordings, jump straight to the Recordings bar. Information on forthcoming concerts can be found in the News section.

While you're browsing, check out the new Metalworks-style virtual bonang! Click here to see and try it.

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