A House in Bali


year: 2009    instrumentation: string quartet, gamelan, narrator and sheng (or oboe)    co-composed with: Wayan Gde Yudane   
commissioned: with funding from Creative New Zealand
score sample: click here

This work uses four short passages from Canadian composer and ethnomusicologist, Colin McPhee’s famous account of his experiences while living in Bali in the 1930s. A joint composition between Jack Body and Wayan Yudane who composed the gamelan sections. A Creative New Zealand grant assisted the composition of this work.


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