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American Works For Balinese Gamelan Orchestra
Gamelan Sekar Jaya, Evan Ziporyn, Nyoman Windha
American Works For Balinese Gamelan Orchestra
Genres: World Music, Special Interest, Classical
 
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All Artists: Gamelan Sekar Jaya, Evan Ziporyn, Nyoman Windha, Michael Tenzer, Wayne Vitale
Title: American Works For Balinese Gamelan Orchestra
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: New World Records
Release Date: 4/16/1995
Genres: World Music, Special Interest, Classical
Styles: Far East & Asia, Symphonies
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 093228043027
 

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Traditional, and yet more
K. Doles | 07/23/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Frequently, Western composers who choose to work in non-Western musical traditions are demonized as "culural rapists" who simply use these traditions as gimmicks or "hooks" to create interest in their work. Unfortunately, some of these composers _do_ run roughshod over the cultures they claim to be celebrating. This collection of works, however, is another story. Rarely have I found a group of new pieces that are so solidly rooted in a non-Western tradition (here, the Balinese gamelan gong kebyar) and yet so fresh and contemporary. All the pieces here are well-crafted and represent the work of composers who are literate in multiple musical traditions. My personal favorites are Evan Ziporyn's two contributions, especially his collaboration with noted Balinese composer I Nyoman Windha, "Kekembangan." Every piece merits repeated listenings, though. This disc is a rich tapestry of compositions that can be enjoyed by lovers of gamelan and contemporary music alike. A welcome addition to any CD library."