Gamelan Cage: the parallels between Balinese gamelan and certain works by John Cage – the ones of the’prepared piano’ period – seemed obvious to John Noise Manis who, together with Andrew McGraw, embarked on producing this recording in Bali with a purposely put together gamelan orchestra led by I Madé Subandi. Special arrangements of Cage’s scores were produced giving them a whole new sonic dimension.
This release come with extensive booklet notes describing the preparatory and recording processes of these two fascinatingly adventurous projects.
Recordings made on July 29-30, 2012, at the Purnati Center for the Arts, Bali
Gamelan Ceraken – I Madé Subandi, director
John Noise Manis – concept, production, recording, mastering, photos
Andrew Clay McGraw – artistic direction, musical arrangements, liner notes
1. Bacchanale (1940)
2. Primitive (1942)
3. Tossed As It Is Untroubled (1943)
4. Prelude For Meditation (1944)
5. The Unavailable Memory Of(1944)
6. Mysterious Adventure (1945)
7. Daughters Of The Lonesome Isle (1945)
8. Music For Marcel Duchamp (1947)
9. Sonata V (1946-1948)
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