Emerald City Music presents eclectic music in an intimate, open bar setting. This month: Inspired by Gamelan.
Composers over the centuries found inspiration in folk music from around the world, and in the late 20th century, many composers found their influence in gamelan music from Indonesia. We're proud to bring you an experience of the Balinese gamelan, alongside three chamber music works that transform the indelible instrument into each composer's own style and setting. Debussy paints with its harmonic color palette and common melodic shapes. Steve Reich lives within its rhythmic systems and poignant expression through repeated figures, while Lou Harrison captures its overall textures and tells an evocative story through the sense of gamelan's coordinated interlocking parts. Come be transported by the gamelan in both its urtext and re-textualization.
(Supported in part by the American-Indonesian Cultural and Educational Foundation)
Steve REICH: Electric Counterpoint, III. Fast (1987)
Claude DEBUSSY: Estampes for Solo Piano, L.100 (1903)
Lou HARRISON: Varied Trio for Violin, Piano and Percussion (1987)
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BALINESE GAMELAN EXPERIENCE
Kristin Lee, violin
Michael Stephen Brown, piano
Svet Stoyanov, percussion
Time: 08:00 PM - 10:30 PM
General Admission: USD 55.00