Sixth Edition —
Festival for Other Music

15—21 March 2023

CC Hennix’s Kamigaku Ensemble
Dewa Alit & Gamelan Salukat
Kali Malone
Uday Bhawalkar
Kristofer Svensson
Ellen Arkbro

Kulturhuset Hörsalen
Musikaliska Kvarteret
Confidencen, Ulriksdals slottsteater


300 SEK / concert + bf

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Region Stockholm
Nordisk Kulturfond

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Dewa Alit & Gamelan Salukat

friday 17 march 2023
concert starts 19:30, doors open 19:00 
hörsalen. 3rd floor. kulturhuset stadsteatern.    
nearest tube: stockholm city. view map.

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The word Salukat is Dewa Alit's original combination of two words; "salu" and "kat". "Salu" means house, "kat" signifies regeneration and the cycles of rebirth, and together it makes a place for new creativities based on the tradition.

The members of Gamelan Salukat consists of some 25 young musicians from Ubud area, 15 of whom join Alit for this concert in Stockholm. They are not only musicians with high skill and knowledge in traditional gamelan, but also are enthusiastic about being on the very front line in the Balinese gamelan music scene by playing Dewa Alit's most new and challenging music.  

Gamelan Salukat


Born to a family of artists in Pengosekan village in Bali, Dewa Alit grew up surrounded by Balinese gamelan music from early childhood. His father Dewa Nyoman Sura and his oldest brother Dewa Putu Berata were the most influential teachers for gamelan in his life. He began performing at age 11, and by age 13 was playing in his village’s adult group, Tunas Mekar Pengosekan. 1988-1995 he played in the internationally acclaimed Gamelan Semara Ratih of Ubud village, touring internationally.

In 1997, a year before graduating from Academy of Indonesian Performing Arts in Denpasar (STSI Denpasar), Dewa Alit and his brothers founded a gamelan group Çudamani which immediately acknowledged as one of the best gamelan groups and went on their own international tours.  Dewa Alit founded his own gamelan group in 2007, Gamelan Salukat, seeking a wider path for expressing his approach to new music in gamelan and performing on a new set of instruments of Alit’s own tuning and design. 

As a composer, Dewa Alit is generally acknowledged as the leading figure of his generation in Bali and beyond. One of his early works “Geregel” (2000) was subject of a music analysis by Wayne Vitalle in the Perspectives on New Music.  His “Semara Wisaya” for the Boston-base gamelan group Galak Tika was performed at New York Carnegie in 2004 and another composition “Pelog Slendro” at Bang on a Can Marathon in June 2006.

Dewa's album released In 2022, "Chasing the Phantom" from the label Black Truffle was included in the lists for The Best Contemporary Classical on Bandcamp: July 2022, the Wire magazine’s Best Releases of 2022 list, The Best Contemporary Classical of 2022, and the New York Times' Best Classical Music Tracks of 2022

This concert has ben made possible with the support of Nordisk Kulturfond.

We are also grateful to Aya Sakuma (Gamelan Salukat) and our partner presenting organisations elsewhere in the nordic region: Borealis Festival for Experimentell Musik, Bergen; Levande Musik and FOLK in Göteborg; Gerleborgskolan, Gerleborg; and the Microtonal Music School in Helsinki. Thanks for being up for this. Could not have done it without you!