Gong Agong

Diana Blom
7 min 30 sec

The associations and rich sounds of a Malay gong, Korean gong, small Japanese gong, Japanese bells (like large sleigh bells), small Chinese gong, a necklace of very small bells worn in the Chinese dragon dance, tubular bells, tamtam and piano (inside and out), form the basis for Gong Agong. Rhythmically and texturally, the piano reflects and imitates some of the CD sounds before embarking on an interlocking section which draws on fragments of a Malay Terengganu gamelan piece "lagu" Perang.