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Arum Manis

for string quartet and tape

Year:  1991   ·  Duration:  8m

Year:  1991
Duration:  8m

Jack Body

Composer:   Jack Body


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An unusual work combining field recordings of fiddle music played by an Indonesian street-seller of candy-floss (in Indonesian, "arum manis, meaning "sweet aroma") with a string quartet. The listeners' ears are charmed by music which passes seamlessly between the tape and the live performers. Composed for the Kronos Quartet, this work was presented at the 1996 International Rostrum of Composers.

Commissioned note

Written for the Kronos Quartet

Contents note

One movement

Performance history

27 Apr 2008: Sound and Emotions

07 Jun 2008: Sound and Emotions

14 Oct 2008: Contemporary Visions 6

11 Mar 2013: Kronos Quartet - Wellington

13 Mar 2013: Kronos Quartet - Dunedin

14 Mar 2013: Kronos Quartet - Christchurch

Performed by Kronos Quartet.

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