Ghurnita, Jurnal Seni Karawitan
Vol 1 No 2 (2021): Juni

Introduction to “Achromatic” Karawitan Artwork | Pengantar Karya Seni Karawitan “Achromatic”

Andi Ardiana (Unknown)
Ni Ketut Suryatini (ISI Denpasar)

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23 Jul 2021


Achromatic karawitan artwork refers to the concept of work on gamelan creativity. The background of this creation  artwork took roots based on traditional art, this music created as a result of traditional development until nowadays. In the creation of this karawitan artwork, the composer used the part of the Gamelan Semarandana, which consists of: a kajar, two pieces tungguh gangsa and kantil, two tungguh jublag and jegog. According to the composer, the instrument chosen in this work is very appropriate to transform the concept of the artwork, such as using a combination of different sound characters  from each instrument, as well as the use of color combinations in the expressionism genre in painting called Achromatic. The composition creativity process by the composer applied refers to the three stages, namely exploration, improvisation and forming stage. The purpose of this artwork is to transform the concept of expressionism genre in painting into the Karawitan artwork entitled Achromatic. Achromatic is formed from the combination of the composer expressions and the combination of the results of the sound character between the blade and the pencon on each instrument used. This is an inspiration in life, especially for artists, that every time the feeling that arises, at any time, then the feeling can be transformed into a work of art.  

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