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Bali: Music for the Shadow Play

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    One of the oldest forms of dramatic art in Bali is the shadow play, or wayang, in which epic stories are told using the shadows of leather puppets projected onto a cloth screen. The plays are accompanied by quartet of gendèrs, percussion instruments made from bronze keys suspended over bamboo tube resonators. Captured here are some of the principle pieces one might hear in a typical play.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Gendèr Wayang from Teges Kanyinan, Pliatan, Bali
    Played by Made Grindem, Nyoman Grinding, Wayan Nyampuh, Made Lochang

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Originally released in 1970
    Recorded in 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, February 25, 2003 - 05:00
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One of the oldest forms of dramatic art in Bali is the shadow play, or wayang, in which epic stories are told using the shadows of leather puppets projected onto a cloth screen. The plays are accompanied by gendèrs, percussion instruments made from bronze keys suspended over bamboo tube resonators. Captured here are some of the principle pieces one might hear in a typical play.

Description: 

One of the oldest forms of dramatic art in Bali is the shadow play, or wayang, in which epic stories are told using the shadows of leather puppets projected onto a cloth screen. The plays are accompanied by quartet of gendèrs, percussion instruments made from bronze keys suspended over bamboo tube resonators. Captured here are some of the principle pieces one might hear in a typical play.

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Originally released in 1970
Recorded in 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: 

79718

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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197
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500
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Tuesday, February 25, 2003 - 05:00
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Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597971828BUN
Price: 
0.00
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
075597971866
Price: 
9.00
MusicianDetails: 

MUSICIANS
Gendèr Wayang from Teges Kanyinan, Pliatan, Bali
Played by Made Grindem, Nyoman Grinding, Wayan Nyampuh, Made Lochang

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