Arum Manis

year: 1991    published: Wai-te-ata Music Press

An unusual work combining field recordings of fiddle music played by an Indonesian street-seller of candy-floss (in Indonesian, "arum manis, meaning “sweet aroma”) with a string quartet. The listeners’ ears are charmed by music which passes seamlessly between the tape and the live performers. Composed for the Kronos Quartet, this work was presented at the 1996 International Rostrum of Composers.

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