Taksu: The Spirit of Gamelan

Synopsis The Balinese believe that the ancient concept of taksu is what motivates a person’s random act of kindness. It is the purest essence of an individual, existing beyond education or learned skill. An ancient (some say spiritual) concept held close at heart by the Balinese, it is referred to locally as the spirit of the arts often said […]

Tchaikovsky on Gamelan

Synopsis The gamelan was initially introduced to the HANDS PERCUSSION TEAM in mid-2007 as an addition to their repertoire of percussive mediums. The main purpose was to explore the gamelan’s creative and rhythmic artistry, inspiring HANDS to push musical boundaries not only rhythmically, but also melodically. Tchaikovsky on Gamelan is an epilogue to the contemporary […]