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Not or Nis

for gamelan and voice

  ·  Duration:  4m 36s

Duration:  4m 36s

Composer:   Judith Exley


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This piece uses material from a piano piece I concurrently composed for Ross Carey, which was based on bird song. I enjoyed the challenge of having to transfer pianistic ideas onto a set of instruments with vastly different voices. To keep true to the thematic material I added the lyrics (with apologies to Shakespeare).

– Judith Exley

Text note

Text by Judith Exley

Performance history

Performed by Clare Tattersall and Gamelan Padhang Moncar at the Jogja Festival in 2007

Performed by Clare Tattersall (voice) and the Javanese and Balinese gamelan based at New Zealand School of Music

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