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Bali: Gamelan Semar Pegulingan / Gamelan of the Love God

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  • David Lewiston passed away in Hawaii on May 29, 2017, at the age of 88, after an extended illness. The inveterate traveler-musicologist was among the first to release recordings as part of the Nonesuch Explorer Series, which presented indigenous music from around the world, in the late 1960s. His first recording in the series, Music from the Morning of the World, featuring field recordings from Bali, was inducted into the National Recording Registry of "culturally significant" sound recordings in 2008. Here, the musician, producer, and writer Brian Cullman offers a remembrance.

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    Of the many kinds of gamelan to be found on the tiny island of Bali, none evokes a more ethereal and enchanted sound world than the rare gamelan of the love god, Gamelan Semar Pegulingan. This album features the celebrated gamelan performing works derived from the old Semar Pegulingan traditions but strongly influenced stylistically by dynamic innovations of 20th-century Balinese music.

    Credits

    Originally released in 1972
    Recorded in Teges Kanyinan, Pliatan, Bali by Robert E. Brown
    Coordinator: Teresa Sterne

    Re-mastered by Robert C. Ludwig
    Design: Doyle Partners
    Cover Photograph: © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos
    Additional Photographs: Robert E. Brown

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on May 29, 2008 - 7:14pm
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Explorer Series: Indonesia
Release Date: 
Tuesday, January 28, 2003 - 05:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

Of the many kinds of gamelan to be found on the tiny island of Bali, none evokes a more ethereal and enchanted sound world than the rare gamelan of the love god, Gamelan Semar Pegulingan. This album features the celebrated gamelan performing works rooted in tradition but strongly influenced stylistically by dynamic innovations of 20th-century Balinese music.

Description: 

Of the many kinds of gamelan to be found on the tiny island of Bali, none evokes a more ethereal and enchanted sound world than the rare gamelan of the love god, Gamelan Semar Pegulingan. This album features the celebrated gamelan performing works derived from the old Semar Pegulingan traditions but strongly influenced stylistically by dynamic innovations of 20th-century Balinese music.

ProductionCredits: 

Originally released in 1972
Recorded in Teges Kanyinan, Pliatan, Bali by Robert E. Brown
Coordinator: Teresa Sterne

Re-mastered by Robert C. Ludwig
Design: Doyle Partners
Cover Photograph: © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos
Additional Photographs: Robert E. Brown

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79720

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 - 05:00
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UPC/Price: 
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597972023BUN
Price: 
0.00
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
075597972061
Price: 
8.00
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