Music from Bali: "A House in Bali"

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Listen to excerpts from the new opera by Evan Ziporyn, “A House in Bali” on this New Sounds.  The work is based on the memoirs of Canadian-American composer Colin McPhee who first brought the sounds of gamelan-influenced music to the west.

The live-cinema performance re-imagines McPhee’s wanderings in Bali, his encounters with anthropologist Margaret Mead and painter Walter Spies, and their ultimately tragic relationship with dancer I Sampih, a Balinese youth whom McPhee mentors after the boy saves his life. Ziporyn’s “A House in Bali” also features a 16-member Balinese gamelan with Balinese singers, traditional dance, live video feeds, and the pulsating post-minimalism of the Bang on a Can All-Stars.  We’ll also hear some of Colin McPhee’s music, along with more gamelan music from Bali.

PROGRAM #3126, Music from Bali: A House in Bali (First aired on 10/13/2010)

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Various Artists: STT Eka Cita

The Gamelan Music of Bali

Gamelan Gong Kebyar :Paksi Neglayang [12:35]

King KICC 5126
Out of print, but try Amazon.com

Colin McPhee and Benjamin Britten

Piano Duets

Pemungkah [2:44]

Private LP issued by G. Schirmer Publishing, out of print.
Reissued as "The Roots of Gamelan: The First Recordings" on World Arbiter WA 2001CD
www.arbiterrecords.com
Available at www.forcedexposure.com
or download thru Emusic.com

Esprit Orchestra
directed by Alex Pauk

Tabuh-Tabuhan: Music of Colin McPhee

McPhee: Tabuh-Tabuhan, 1 [6:16]

CBC SMC 5181
www.classicsonline.com

Evan Ziporyn, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Gamelan Salukat

Live Performance Recording, 2009 Berkeley, CA

Ziporyn: A House in Bali – Act 1 Interlude, “BaliTiba” [7:22]
Act 2 Dance Lessons [12:19]
Act2, sc 3 Departure, excerpt [6:00]

Not commercially available.