1. While McPhee sleeps, a traditional kekawin singer warns of bad tidings and war, Mead writes her book, "Balinese Character," and a demon leyak appears in the fields of Bongkasa, a sure sign of misfortune. Desak Madé Suarti Laksmi as the kekawin singer, Anne Harley as Margaret Mead, Kadek Dewi Aryani as the leyak

    from the world premiere of "A House in Bali," based on Colin McPhee's memoir at Puri Saraswati, Ubud, Bali - June 2009

    http://www.houseinbali.org

    US Premiere - 9/26 & 9/27 Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley, California
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  2. DANCE LESSONS – McPhee offers to arrange for Sampih to have dance lessons, and summons Nyoman Kalèr to teach him...Kalèr makes an initial attempt, but finds the boy too unruly and out of control

    From the world premiere of Evan Ziporyn's "A House in Bali," based on Colin McPhee's memoir at Puri Saraswati, Ubud, Bali - June 2009 - Marc Molomot as composer Colin McPhee, Nyoman Catra as Nyoman Kalèr, Nyoman Triyana Usadhi as Sampih

    http://www.houseinbali.org

    US Premiere - 9/26 & 9/27 Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley, California
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  3. ACT 2 SCENE 1 - The boy Sampih and parents visit McPhee's house, where McPhee offers to give the boy employment. Here McPhee tries to woo the boy by offering him bananas flambé, to disastrous results..

    From the world premiere of Evan Ziporyn's "A House in Bali," based on Colin McPhee's memoir at Puri Saraswati, Ubud, Bali - June 2009 - Marc Molomot as composer Colin McPhee, Anne Harley as Margaret Mead, Nyoman Triyana Usadhi as Sampih, Catra & Desak Madé Suarti Laksmi as Sampih's parents, Timur Bekbosunov as Walter Spies

    http://www.houseinbali.org

    US Premiere - 9/26 & 9/27 Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley, California
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  4. ACT 1 SCENE 4 - 3 famous emigrés in 1930s Bali - Colin McPhee transcribes gender wayang, Walter Spies paints, while Margaret Mead takes photographs and analyzes her data. The three muse in counterpoint on the nature of their research, and on its relationship to Balinese culture.

    From the world premiere of Evan Ziporyn's "A House in Bali," based on Colin McPhee's memoir at Puri Saraswati, Ubud, Bali - June 2009 - soprano Anne Harley as Margaret Mead, tenor Marc Molomot as composer Colin McPhee, tenor Timur Bekbosunov as Walter Spies

    http://www.houseinbali.org

    US Premiere - 9/26 & 9/27 Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley, California
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  5. HALANGAN – The villagers, having build McPhee’s house, barricade him inside for violations of adat. At first angered, he threatens to go to the Dutch authorities, but, on Kesyur’s advice, eventually agrees to join the banjar and make annual contributions to the village.

    From the world premiere of Evan Ziporyn's "A House in Bali," based on Colin McPhee's memoir at Puri Saraswati, Ubud, Bali - June 2009 - Marc Molomot as composer Colin McPhee, Nyoman Catra as Kesyur, Gamelan Salukat as the Villagers

    http://www.houseinbali.org

    US Premiere - 9/26 & 9/27 Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley, California
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Evan Ziporyn's "A House in Bali" - world premiere - excerpts

Evan Ziporyn

scenes from the world premiere of EZ's "A House in Bali," Puri Saraswati, Ubud, Bali, June 2009

http://www.houseinbali.org
US Premiere - 9/26 & 9/27 Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley, California
http://www.calperfs.berkeley.edu/presents/season/2009/20th_century_and_beyond/ahib.php

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