Event Archive - Innovation from Bali: A World Premiere:,
Sat. February 9th 2019 @ The Western Front (All Ages)
8pm - 10pm doors at 7:30pm
Presented by: The Western Front
Indonesian Gamelan has seen an explosion of innovative and ground-breaking composers in the past decade, with young musicians experimenting with forms and instrumentation in ways that their forbearers would never have imagined. World-renowned expert in Balinese music, Michael Tenzer has invited composer Dewa Ketut Alit to Vancouver for a 10 day residency at UBC. Alit, who taught in Vancouver from 2001-2004, is acclaimed internationally for his brilliant, thoughtful innovations to the Gamelan tradition, and has recently begun writing for Western instruments. The concert will feature the world premiere of his new piece Simalakama, for piano, string quartet and double bass, as well as the Canadian premiere of his Ameriki (2018) for flute, piano and percussion. While only 30 years old, Balinese composer I Putu Gede Sukaryana (known as Balot), is a masterful percussionist and composer, in the forefront of the avant-garde Gamelan scene in Indonesia. A Vancouver resident since 2017, he will also offer his dizzying piece Anomali for 3 reyong players. Other music from the contemporary cross-cultural gamelan scene will round out the concert.