Telling Time for Gamelan & Glass

Sunday, April 27, 2008

The Gamelan Son Of Lion concert at the Living Theater went very well the other night. The entire evening had a very nice feel to it. I can’t post audio for the entire program, but my piece, Telling Time #3 is at the end of this post. Here is the program:


1. She (Really) Had to Go, John Morton
the gamelan blends with an electronically processed music box and a familiar tune

2. Music Box, Jody Kruskal
the entire gamelan plays as a giant music box in ths fantasy for double suling (flute)

3. Piece in Harmony, Patrick Grant
a stately, neo-baroque harmonic trance with keyboard

4. Telling Time #3, Miguel Frasconi
for gamelan and glass. A composition in unison tempo is then repeated in “telling time,” where each performer tells a story through use of shifting tempi


5. Toy Symphony: Introduction and Non-Development Section, Daniel Goode
a romp of the gamelan through Toyland, including the softest sound you can imagine

6. Wauking, Barbara Benary
five Scottish working songs learned in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Wauking, or milling, is a preindustrial way to preshrink wool by pounding

7. Hard Rain, Bob Dylan/Lisa Karrer
a Dylan classic arranged for gamelan


Here is how Telling Time #3 sounded:

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