CD Fusion 03: GENDER FUSION

GENDER FUSION
Stories from the Wayang Kulit.
These songs , except for 'Batukaru' (Richard Kaal) are written about the characters of the Ramayana and Mahabrata epics as depicted in the Wayang Kulit shadow puppets. They are sung in English with a true fusion of the original instruments traditionally used to accompany the shadow puppets.

Richard has been working with I Ketut Suardana of Yayasan Suara Dana, writing new music in collaboration with Gender and Salonding. The songs in English are accompanied with Guitars, vocals, saxophone and traditional gender, kendang and gongs.

I Made Subandi is one of Bali’s most respected teacher/composers.He has travelled extensively throughout Europe and America teaching and composing music for various groups.
Made and Richard have joined forces to produce a new sound in this gender fusion music. Made plays percussion and sings traditional style.
Richard plays guitar and sings in the fusion music group.

Dona Lolot is a Balinese musician who plays saxophone and has a keen interest in the original Indian roots. Dona plays many Asian instruments including Sitar. He plays saxophone in the fusion music.
I Komang Mustika plays Gender in the group, he is a musician dedicated to learning the old music, quickly disappearing. He also plays in the Salonding, Gambang Saron Luang and plays Kendang in his local village Gamelan Semara Pegulingan.
I Ketut Suardana has formed the Yayasan "Suara Dana", which means 'gift of music'. Ketut is a successful silversmith with a love of traditional Balinese music. He has set up the Yayasan at his own expense to revive old music, notating it and rehearsing a group of dedicated players.
Ketut is the manager and plays Gender wayang in the group.

GENDER FUSION
Stories from the Wayang Kulit.

Musicians:

I Ketut Suardana --------Gender
I Komang Mustika--------Gender
I Made Subandi ----------Percussion/vocals
Dona Lolot -------------- Saxophone
Dewa Made Wijana-----Electric Guitar
Richard Kaal ------------Guitar /vocals
I Putu Gede Marbawa--Bass

Many thanks to Jay Bishoff for adding a special touch with his accoustic lead on some of the songs.

Fusion music composed/arranged by Richard Kaal and I Made Subandi

Music
1: Delem...................7.23
2: Batukaru..............7.39
3: Sangut ................7.36
4: Sugriwa Subali....7.54
5: Krishna................5.19
6: Rama...................6.20
7: Arjuna.................6.58


"The music is already present in nature, I take only credit for accepting the gift"

*Recorded by Richard Kaal at Sarinbuana- Tabanan-BALI 2007 Musikaal Studio
NO. 846/3.3/ILMKA/G/I/2000

MSF 00.03

 

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