Gamelan ensemble

Gamelan ensemble

The gamelan is a musical ensemble played in Indonesia, especially in Bali and Java. It consists of numerous metallophones, xylophones, gongs, and (to a lesser extent) drums, bamboo flutes and bowed and plucked instruments. Sometimes, a vocalist will also perform along side a gamelan ensemble. The gamelan usually accompanies performances of Indonesian puppetry but can also be heard during rituals and ceremonies.