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The Birth of Kala

Gray, Nick (2012) The Birth of Kala. [Compositions]

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Abstract

This piece was composed for the author's Balinese gender wayang ensemble, 'Segara Madu', and premiered as part of a the SOAS Brunei Gallery concert series on 19th March 2012. The whole concert was based on Balinese legends of the demonic Kala and the origins of the gender wayang instruments and of the shadow puppet play. The composition itself and the quasi-ritualistic action that accompanies it were intended as a 'reading' of the myth on another level. The score, based on cipher notation, is intended as an aid to the reconstruction of the piece in further performances, rather than an exact representation, the process of playing and teaching the gender wayang being traditionally unnotated.

Item Type: Compositions
Keywords: Bali gamelan composition
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Arts > Department of Music
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of Music
Copyright Statement: © Nick Gray
Depositing User: Nick Gray
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2013 13:03
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/15903

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