24 August 2011

Indonesian and Indonesian-inspired vibrations continue on this week's Komodo Dragon Show, Wednesday from 8-11am CT on 101.5 / www.umfm.com

Set #1 - 8:00am - 9:00am

*1. Paul Intson: Rainforest
("An energetic work characteristic of Intson's rhythmic compositional style.")

2. Bali: Gamelan & Kecak [minus the Kecak] (rec. Bali 1987)
Elektra/Nonesuch, 9 79204-2
(Another smorgasbord of Balinese musical forms. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamelan)

Set #2 - 9:00am - 10:00am

*3. Jon Siddall: Greenhouse: Act IV
("Finale from a music-theatre work... with puppets, set-as-sculpture, projected images and dance.")

*4. Larry Lake: Three Bagatelles
Larry Lake - computer
(Suite of three short pieces combining computer synthesis and gamelan. "The computer acts as soloist, as accompanist, and as a member of the ensemble.")

*5. Andrew Timar & Mark Duggan: Rasa Sunda II (1988)
("The interplay between the instruments [flute and zither] was intended to conjure in the listener a particular feeling of sadness and reflect a sense of melancholic loss.")

*6. Andrew Timar: North of Java (1983)
("Adapted from a series of field recordings of folk music from the mountains of Vietnam... I set these pieces for six equal voices/instruments – each playing one note...." Plus taped nature sounds capturing a contemplative environment.)

*7. Paul Intson: Two Paths
Paul Intson - electric bass
("There are always at least two options in all situations. Two Paths seeks to represent this musically by juxtaposing traditional gamelan instruments with computer instrumentation and electric bass, the feeling of different rhythms and textures, and certain popular and classical approaches to music writing. The intersecting point of two paths becomes the starting gate for a new idea.")

*Tracks 1, 3-7
Evergreen Club Gamelan Ensemble: Jon Siddall, Bill Brennan, Michael Cote, Mark Duggan, Blair Mackay, Paul Ormandy, Richard Sacks & Andrew Timar
North of Java
Arjuna Records, 291

Set #3 - 10:00am - 11:00am

8. Balinese Gamelan Gong: Music from the Island of the Gods
Sekaa Gong Bina Remaja Ubud
Interra, IN5700

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