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Gung Ho

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This New Zealand percussion ensemble lead by Philip Dadson formed in the '70s, and throughout the ensuing three decades defined their own system of instruments. Built with simple plastic hardware, their self-built battery of percussion was refined from ingenuity and history. Like Harry Partch, the ensemble builds instruments for specific compositions, and on "Gung Ho" they present and inventive highly energetic music inspired by traditional Pacifican drumming and Balinese Gamelan music.