Ubud

Filed under: world beat, gamelan, indonesia, bali
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This s a song that I wrote a while ago, inspired by my visit to Indonesia and Bali. I've always been a fan of Gamelan orchestras, and towards the end of the trip there were two Gamelan that played, one was walking around and traditional brass/metal, the other was the wood/xylophone style.

I really do like the mathematical precision of the music, combined with the erratic and unpredictable changes in keys, time signatures and song structures.

The song title comes from one of the larger cities in Bali, often referred to the cultural heart of the island.