|Sinrong is a blend of two words, namely Sin (Balinese - Isin), which means contents, and Rong, meaning space. Sinrong is an exploratory composition that takes advantage of the gaps and spaces between the notes and rhythms of an already established piece.
I Wayan Lotring (almahrum) was highly admired for his proficiency in Gender Wayang. THus, when I was asked to prepare a piece for a tribute to the late Lotring this played a part in my decision to explore one of his works for the ensemble. The piece, called Sekar Ginotan, is a common piece in the Gender Wayang repertoire, but the version I consulted was played by Lotring himself on a recoding made in the 1920s, which is available on the Bali 1928 series. In addition to exploring the gaps and spaces in the original piece, Sekar Ginotan was also transforemed by adapting and applying elements from the system of North Indian classical music known as Vilambit Laya. By utilizing two gender wayang instruments, two kantilan Semar Pagulingan and two pemade Gong Kebyar I hoped to represent the many gamelan that influenced the artistic journey of the great Guru Lotring.