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The Gamelatron NemSijiRo

Dates: April 2016

Description: Freestanding Bronze Javanese Gongs, Patinated Steel, Silicon Bronze, Mahogany, copper anodized mechanisms

NemSijiRo translates to 612 which are numbers used as the note names in the Javanese scales Pelog and Slendro: Nem (6), Siji (1), Ro (2). Sonically this Gamelatron, though it has 7 gongs, it is only comprised of the notes Nem, Siji and Ro. 4 of the 7 notes are tuned to Siji, 3 of which in the same octave. The specific 3 gongs are all slightly detuned from each other to create different beating patterns when played together.