This fascinating short clip shows the skill and work that go into making a gamelan, a kind of orchestra built around tuned percussion instruments. For hundreds of years, the meditative sound of the gamelan has filled the Islamic courts of Java.

Rob Kapilow and New York’s own Gamelan Kusuma Laras interpret these sounds in What Makes It Great? at 7.30pm on November 14, as part of Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival.