A film by Peter Mettler
This film was originally commissioned as a stage performance, created from diary images and sounds collected in 1990 and 1992 by Peter Mettler on the island of Bali. The soundtrack is a live recording of eight Gamelan musicians playing the bronze and wooden instruments of Indonesia during the projection of the film. BALIFILM is a personal, lyrical observation and expression of the creative pulse of an extraordinary culture.
EVERGREEN CLUB GAMELAN ENSEMBLE
The Evergreen Club is Canada's first professional performing gamelan and is the only ensemble of its kind in Canada dedicated to the commissioning and performance of Canadian contemporary music. Since its advent in 1983, the Evergreeen Club has performed numerous world premier musical works by many leading composers including John "Cage, Gilles Tremblay, Lou Harrison, James Tenney, Walter Boudreau, John Wyre and John Celona. The Toronto based, eight member ensemble has made concert appearances and been featured on radio and television across Canada. A growing list of recording credits include its self-produced CD recordings, "Palace" and "North of Java".
Original Version: BW/COL, 16mm, 28 minutes
Camera and Editing: Peter Mettler
Music created by the development of fragments of compositions by Trevor Tereski, Larry Lake, Andrew Timar, John Wyre and the Evergreen Club Gamelan. Also by traditional TAIKO, Leonard Eto and the work of Kodo. Arrangements by Bill Parsons, Mark Duggan, Blair Mackay and Peter Mettler.
Music performed by the Evergreen Club Gamelan Ensemble: Bill Parsons, Bill Brennan, Mark Duggan, Paul Ormandy, Paul Houle, Blaire Mackay, Andy Morris and Andrew Timar.
Produced by Grimthorpe Film Inc.
© Grimthorpe Film Inc., 1997.