Cannibal Mess is a gamelan octet that was written March 1998 by request of Dutch gamelan Gending and conductor Jurrien Sligter.
The piece is a short instrumental extract of Animal Mass for 4 singers and large gamelan, which was composed in 1996, commissioned by FST. Animal Mass is a mass for animals. The ‘libretto’ was entirely based on the vocabulary of animals. Cannibal Mess is an instrumental extract from that score. In 2010Cannibal Mess was arranged for gamelan & string quartet, for Ethel and Gamelan from Indonesia, for Grenswerk Enschede.
Kempul,Gong Suwakan & Gong Ageng