Episode #1918

Program #1918

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Sunday, May 04, 2003

The rich-textured Indonesian orchestras known as gamelans, consisting of bowed stringed instruments, flutes, and a great variety of percussion instruments, have been an influence to countless composers over the years. These include Steve Reich, who studied the music at an early age and in 1973 wrote "Music for Mallet Instruments Voices and Organ." We hear a version arranged for guitar and ensemble. Also on the show are gamelan-inspired works by Angus MacLaurin, Gamelan Pacifica, John Cage, Tatjana Kukoc and more.

PROGRAM #1918, echoes of gamelans (First aired on Thursday, May 17, 2001)





Steve Reich

The Four Sections

Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices, and Organ, excerpt [2:00]

Nonesuch #79220**

Tatjana Kukoc


Reich/arr. Götte: Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices, and Organ [14:30]

Edition Al Segno #2022. www.artelier-media.de; info@atelier-media.de; fax 49 (0) 221 569 8219

Angus Maclaurin

Glass Music

Fugue [7:00]

Bubblecore #032. www.bubblecore.com; thehouse@bubblecore.com

Gamelan Pacifica

Trance Gong

J.Cage: In A Landscape [8:00]

What Next #WN0016. 800-949-8404 or 505-224-9483.

Miguel Frasconi

Song + Distance

The Galapagos Gamelan [3:00]

New Albion #111**. www.newalbion.com

Sasha Bogdanowitsch

Private CD

Wintersung [7:00]

For info, abogdanowtis@wesleyan.edu

Ellen Band

90% Post-Consumer Sound

Railroad Gamelan [7:00]

XI #124. xirecords@experimentalintermedia.org; www.xirecords.org

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