07 Apr '17, 3am

TGIF! Experience a rich tapestry of contemporary soundscapes as a celebration of the magical Indonesian tradition...

TGIF! Experience a rich tapestry of contemporary soundscapes as a celebration of the magical Indonesian tradition...

This season of Spectrum , we looked at the roots of minimalism through the works of Steve Reich and how they have influenced the music of today. In the Far East, another strain exists—gamelan music, of which interlocking rhythms and harmonic patterns from Java and Bali blend to create almost-hypnotic sounds. This programme of Singapore and world premieres trace the influence of gamelan on western music, performed by the Southeastern Ensemble for Today's and Tomorrow's Sounds (SETTS), a contemporary chamber ensemble with a focus on Southeast Asian compositions. The programme represents the microcosm of peoples, cultures, environments and even economic models that aggregately create beautiful diversity and showcases the range and universality that represents Southeast Asian and Western classical music today. Experience a rich tapestry of contemporary soundscapes as we celebr...

Full article: https://www.esplanade.com/festivals-and-series/spectrum/2...

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