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Episode #3376

Indonesian Inspiration

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Monday, September 10, 2012

This New Sounds brings music by Canadian composer Vivian Fung inspired Indonesian gamelan, along with other works by westerners that look to that archipelago’s music.  Fung, on her record, "Dreamscapes,” draws on the fast interlocking rhythms of Balinese gamelan and to a degree - John Cage’s prepared piano- to create an eerie soundworld on “Glimpses.”

Also, there’s piano music by New Zealand composer Gareth Farr, which reflects Farr’s interest in gamelan music.  One of the works, “Tentang Cara Gamelan” imagines a dinner conversation between Debussy and the composer/ethnomusicologist Colin McPhee, discussing the role of gamelan in each of their musical styles.  Over the course of the piece, this imaginary talk devolves due to the professional jealousy which consumes both composers, and finally escalates into a hail of insults.  Plus, music from American composer Lou Harrison, and some of his work for the combination of western instruments with Javanese-style gamelan. And more.

PROGRAM #        3376, Indonesian Inspiration  (First aired on 9/10/2012)                                                               

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SOURCE

Kristin Lee, Hanick, Metropolis Ensemble, Cyr

FUNG, Vivian: Piano Concerto, "Dreamscapes" / Violin Concerto / Glimpses (Kristin Lee, Hanick, Metropolis Ensemble, Cyr)

Vivian Fung: Glimpses: I. Kotekan [3:24]

Naxos 8.573009
www.naxos.com
Or download from Emusic.com

Robert Macht

Suite for Javanese Gamelan & Synthesizer

String of Pearls [4:37]

Dorian 80161
www.sonoluminus.com

Henry Wong Doe, piano

Gareth Farr: Horizon

Gareth Farr: Tentang Chara Gamelan [5:15]

Trust Records MMT2070
www.trustcds.com
Or download from Emusic.com

Lou Harrison, William Winant, members of the Mirecourt Trio & the Mills College Gamelan Ensemble

Double Concerto for Violin and Cello

Lou Harrison: Double Concerto for Violin and Cello with Javanese Gamelan- III Allegro moderato [7:07]

Music & Arts 635 Out of print. Reissued with different pairing of Harrison’s Piano Trio, for violin, cello & piano on Music & Arts 1073. Available at Amazon.com* or Arkiv Music www.arkivmusic.com

Various Artists

American Works for Balinese Gamelan Orchestra

Evan Ziporyn/Nyoman Windha: Kekembangan [15:31]

New World  80430
www.newworldrecords.org

Kristin Lee, Hanick, Metropolis Ensemble, Cyr

FUNG, Vivian: Piano Concerto, "Dreamscapes" / Violin Concerto / Glimpses (Kristin Lee, Hanick, Metropolis Ensemble, Cyr)

Vivian Fung: Piano concerto, "Dreamscapes" excerpt [1:00]

See above.

Various Artists: Pauline Oliveros

CDCM Computer Music Vol. 7

Lion’s Tale [15:00]

Centaur CRC 2047
www.centaurrecords.com

 

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Comments [1]

Donald Sepanek from Bayonne, NJ

To think I almost missed this show. Great music from beginning to end-terrific!

Sep. 11 2012 02:15 PM

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