1. A House in Bali, BAM Next Wave Festival (5min Excerpt)

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    A House in Bali Composed by Evan Ziporyn after the memoir of Colin McPhee Conducted by Evan Ziporyn Directed by Jay Scheib Produced by Kenny Savelson, Bang on a Can "an ingenious and often beautiful fusion of contemporary classical strains and Balinese gamelan" —San Francisco Chronicle Oct 14—16, 2010, 7:30pm 2010 Next Wave Festival, BAM Brooklyn Academy of Music bam.org/​view.aspx?pid=2229 Featuring Bang on a Can All-Stars, Gamelan Salukat with Dewa Ketut Alit, Peter Tantsits, Kadek Dewi Aryani, Desak Madé Suarti Laksmi, I Nyoman Catra, Timur Bekbosunov, Anne Harley, Nyoman Triyana Usadhi (In the video clip above Marc Molomot performs the role of Colin McPhee.) Choreography by Kadek Dewi Aryani and I Nyoman Catra; Set design by Sara Brown; Costume design by Oana Botez-Ban; Lighting design by Peter Ksander; Sound design by Andrew Cotton; Video design by Jay Scheib and AKA with Alex Koch The hypnotic sounds of a 16-member Balinese gamelan intertwine with western opera and Balinese singers, traditional dance, live video feeds, and the pulsating post-minimalism of the Bang on a Can All-Stars in A House in Bali, an innovative new opera by Evan Ziporyn, directed by Jay Scheib. Based on the memoirs of trailblazing composer Colin McPhee, the work re-imagines first contact between cultures in 1930s Bali through the prism of the cross-cultural present. This mixed-media performance follows the course of McPhee's sojourn to Bali, his encounters with anthropologist Margaret Mead and painter Walter Spies, and their ultimately tragic relationship with dancer I Sampih, a Balinese youth whom McPhee mentors after the boy saves his life. Images from 1930s photographs - many by Mead herself - and music of the period - from Bali and from McPhee's own hand - merge with live re-creations and (dis)simulations in this bold study of artifice, connection, and alienation, set at the crossroads of the cultural and the personal. A House in Bali is produced by Kenny Savelson, Bang on a Can and is made possible by generous support from the NIB Foundation. A House in Bali was commissioned by Real Time Opera with support from the LEF Foundation, the Argosy Foundation, and the The Byrne Foundation, and the NIB Foundation.

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    • A House in Bali (excerpt from Cal Performances, Berkeley)

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      A House in Bali Bang on a Can All-Stars & Gamelan Salukat Music by Evan Ziporyn Libretto by Paul Schick (based on the memoir of Colin McPhee) Directed by Jay Scheib "an ingenious and often beautiful fusion of contemporary classical strains and Balinese gamelan" —San Francisco Chronicle The hypnotic sounds of a 16-member Balinese gamelan intertwine with western opera and Balinese singers, traditional dance, live video feeds, and the pulsating post-minimalism of the Bang on a Can All-Stars in A House in Bali, an innovative new opera by Evan Ziporyn, directed by Jay Scheib. Based on the memoirs of trailblazing composer Colin McPhee, the work re-imagines first contact between cultures in 1930s Bali through the prism of the cross-cultural present. This mixed-media performance follows the course of McPhee's sojourn to Bali, his encounters with anthropologist Margaret Mead and painter Walter Spies, and their ultimately tragic relationship with dancer I Sampih, a Balinese youth whom McPhee mentors after the boy saves his life. Images from 1930s photographs - many by Mead herself - and music of the period - from Bali and from McPhee's own hand - merge with live re-creations and (dis)simulations in this bold study of artifice, connection, and alienation, set at the crossroads of the cultural and the personal. Dates: October 8 & 9 at 7:30pm (Boston Premiere) Cutler Majestic Theater at Emerson College 219 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 95 minutes, no intermission Tickets: $30, 40, 50 at 617.824.8000 or http://www.maj.org/events/2010/Bali.cfm Artist Talk with Evan Ziporyn & Jay Scheib Fri, Oct 8, post-show Free for ticket holders and Oct 14—16, 2010, 7:30pm 2010 Next Wave Festival, BAM Brooklyn Academy of Music http://www.bam.org/view.aspx?pid=2229 Featuring Bang on a Can All-Stars, Gamelan Salukat with Dewa Ketut Alit, Peter Tantsits, Kadek Dewi Aryani, Desak Madé Suarti Laksmi, I Nyoman Catra, Timur Bekbosunov, Anne Harley, Nyoman Triyana Usadhi (In the video clip above Marc Molomot performs the role of Colin McPhee.) Choreography by Kadek Dewi Aryani and I Nyoman Catra; Set design by Sara Brown; Costume design by Oana Botez-Ban; Lighting design by Peter Ksander; Sound design by Andrew Cotton; Video design by Jay Scheib and AKA For more information: info@bangonacan.org Website: www.houseinbali.org A House in Bali is produced by Kenny Savelson, Bang on a Can and is made possible by generous support from the NIB Foundation. A House in Bali was commissioned by Real Time Opera with support from the LEF Foundation, the Argosy Foundation, and the The Byrne Foundation, and the NIB Foundation. SIGN UP NOW ON THE BANG ON A CAN EMAIL LIST AND GET A 10% DISCOUNT ON ALL TICKETS: http://bangonacan.org/

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