Sunday, August 23, 2015

Gamelan- Peter Gabriel, King Crimson and Bonobo?

Lou Harrison did a lot to help spread gamelan in the U.S., but I think it must have been Peter Garbriel who turned a generation on to its music. Members of King Crimson have also sited it as an influence. I have been listening a lot lately to Bonobo, an electronica artist who uses a lot of gamelan instruments in his music. I wonder where he first heard gamelan.