Gamelan D'Drum - The Stewart Copeland / DSO Project

The word “Gamelan” (GAH-mah-lahn) is the generic term for Indonesian ensembles of predominantly struck instruments, distinguished by their own particular instrumentation, structure, and feeling of order. Though decidedly flavored by the instruments and musical sensibilities of Bali and Java, many of the percussion instruments featured in Gamelan D’Drum are also from other cultures found in Africa, the Middle East, Europe, the USA, and elsewhere.

Those from Bali, Java, and Africa are not typically designed to be in tune with a Western orchestra, so D’Drum traveled to Indonesia to have custom made Reyong and Gender crafted for this purpose.