Thursday, June 02, 2011

In Transition Post: Has It Already Been 25 Years Since I Attended The Premiere Of Peter Zinovieff and Sir Harrison Birtwistle's The Mask Of Orpheus?

The Mask of Orpheus


Image credits: (c) Peter Zinovieff and the Asian Arts Museum of San Francisco.


Gamelan Jegog with Gamelan Sekar Jaya

Sunday, June 5, 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm
FREE with museum admission, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

Internationally acclaimed Bay Area ensemble Gamelan Sekar Jaya presents a performance with jegogs, dramatic bamboo marimbas with tubes up to eight feet long. Noted for its rhythmic energy, unusual four-tone scale and powerful sound, the jegog originated in western Bali. Gamelan Sekar Jaya’s jegog ensemble is the only one of its kind in the Western hemisphere. Director I Dewa Putu Berata is a renowned composer and the director of Bali’s famed Çudamani ensemble.


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