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Modern Metal: Contemporary Music for Gamelan w/ Venerable Showers of Beauty Gamelan
March 17, 2013
7:30 p.m. | $10-$15 | All Ages
Purchase tickets at gamelanmodernmetal.bpt.me
Lewis & Clark College, Evans Auditorium
0615 SW Palatine Hill Road
Portland, OR 97219
For its concert in Portland’s annual March Music Moderne festival, Lewis & Clark College’s Venerable Showers of Beauty Gamelan will perform contemporary works for Javanese gamelan and western instruments by Portland, Seattle and Javanese composers at Lewis & Clark College’s Evans Hall.
The March 17 “Modern Metal: Contemporary Music for Gamelan” concert features works for the Indonesian percussion ensemble and Western solo instruments such as trumpet and cello by Portland-born American composer Lou Harrison (1917-2003), one of the 20th century’s greatest composers and a major force in creating music and instruments for American gamelan ensembles.
In keeping with the citywide festival’s focus, VSB’s concert includes four 21st century works, two by esteemed Javanese composer Aloysius Suwardi (who worked with the group during his residency last fall funded by the Regional Arts and Culture Council) and two more by Seattle-based composer and singer Jessika Kenney, who will sing them and other works in this concert. Kenney, who studied singing in Java, is also renowned for performances of contemporary postclassical music and Persian music, and her “Baz Amadam” is her setting of a classical Persian tune, with lyrics by Rumi, for Javanese gamelan.
The performance includes a 1970s pro-environment work by one of Java’s greatest composers, Nardosabdo: “Ibu Pertiwi” (“Mother Earth”).