Gamelan: Subakastawa

Meaning ‘royal gift’, Subakastawa is a popular gamelan piece played in many contexts, such as wayang puppet theatre and for dance.

Gamelan: Subakastawa

This composition is in ketawang form, meaning it has a certain gong structure. It was performed by Southbank Gamelan Players on a slendro gamelan (a 5-tone tuning) in the mode 'slendro sanga'.

Southbank Gamelan Players have an international reputation for the performance of traditional Indonesian music, as well as New Music for gamelan and exciting collaborations with musicians and dancers across a variety of art forms.

More about the Southbank Centre Gamelan programme