Håkon Stene and Rob Waring perform a quartertone marimba duet. "Jalan Pantai Sari" is the name of a street in Jimbaran, Bali.
Rob has composed a series of pieces inspired by Balinese music. He has also been inspired by the Balinese method of learning and rehearsing music. For this piece, Håkon and Rob used no written music. They learned the piece by ear and by heart over a period of seven months, employing a computer program to listen to their parts and learn the music. After having memorized the piece, they rehearsed for another three months before giving the first public performance, which was during the Scandinavian Percussion Days in Oslo in February, 2010 at the Norwegian Academy of Music.
Each of the marimbas is tuned in 12-tone equal temperament, but one of them is tuned a quartertone lower. Together, the 2 instruments have 24 pitches per octave, but not a single pitch in common.
Kristian Krüger did the filming of this video (30th of June, 2010). Kristian and Rob did the editing.