Episode #1765

Legong: Silent Film Score

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Tuesday, January 11, 2005

From the New Sounds Live concert series at the World Financial Center, the Clubfoot Orchestra and the Gamelan Sekar Jaya perform Richard Marriott's new score to the "rediscovered" silent film Legong: Dance of the Virgins. The score, co-created with Balinese musician I Made Subandi, is for string quartet, trumpet, clarinet and large gamelan ensemble. The film, made in Bali in the early 1930s, was shot in glistening 2-strip Technicolor with a native cast, and restored by the UCLA film library. If you can't get to the live performance of the score to the silent film at the World Financial Center next Wednesday night, Jan. 19, 2005, it’s just been released on DVD, with the Clubfoot/Gamelan Sekar Jaya score, as a second optional track.

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Read the NY Times Review of the DVD.

PROGRAM # 1765, from New Sounds Live at the World Financial Center Winter Garden: Legong, Dance of the Virgins (First aired on Tuesday, March 7, 2000)





The Clubfoot Orchestra and Gamelan Sekar Jaya

Live, 1/24/00

Marriott/Subandi: Legong, Dance of the Virgins (original soundtrack) [54:00]

For information on Clubfoot Orchestra's recordings of ensemble music and new scores to old silent films, check their website at www.clubfoot.com

For information on Gamelan Sekar Jaya, and their recordings of Balinese and American works for gamelan, go to www.gsj.org .

**In most better stores; in NY, try J&R on Park Row, Tower Records, Virgin megastore at Times Square, HMV, Other Music on 3rd St., etc.

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