The Timbre Box
When Björk told me that she wanted embed a gamelan in a keyboard instrument, I got very excited.
I designed a number of physical keyboard instruments that held the variety of instruments from a Balinese gamelan. Gangsas, barungs, trompongs, sarons, demuns, slentems.
It was a little nuts.
Björk soon told me that her plans were much more modest and less full of cultural appropriation.
But not before I created two 2010-style, iPad-ready mockups that put that wie variety of timbres at a player's fingertips.
Click the image on the right for a chromatically-tuned version.
Click the image on the below for a version tuned in Balinese pelog tuning.
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