The audio clip captures a short performance of a relatively austere “opening” piece. The support drums simply keep a fast steady pulse while the player of the large fromkasi provides periodic short rhythmic outbursts. Occasionally the atumpan player adds a two-tone rhythmic utterance or cuts across the support beat in an interesting way. The gongon simply keeps its short timeline pattern sounding throughout.
Most of the video clip is dedicated to the same performance of this opening piece. For a moment, an individual is focused on as he moves in a way appropriate to the music. The clip ends with an excerpt from another, far more lively piece and the spontaneous movement it elicits.
|large, single, clapperless metal bell struck with a stick; time-keeping instrument
|a pair of large single-headed, goblet-shaped tubular drums struck with a pair of beaters by a single drummer; lead drum
|single-headed tubular drum, barrel-shaped, struck with two stick beaters; supporting rhythm instrument
|single-headed tubular drum, footed, struck with two straight sticks; supporting rhythm instrument
|large barrel-shaped, single-headed tubular drum, struck with two L-shaped stick beaters or occasionally with one stick beater and one open hand; rhythmic instrument