Meanwhile: Incidental Music to Imaginary Puppet Plays
LKMP R01391/ HL 42291
Flute(dPicc,Afl, large Flexatone, beaters removed); Clarinet(BCl, large Flexatone,beaters removed); Viola (scordatura: B-F#-C#-G#); Cello; Percussion; Piano
Awarded two Grammys in 2013: Best Contemporary Classical Composition to Stephen Hartke and Best Chamber Music Performance to eighth blackbird for their album “Meanwhile” on Cedille Records (CDR90000133). Commissioned for eighth blackbird by the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition. Incorporates various forms of Asian court and theater music from Japanese Bunraku, to Vietnamese water puppets, both Indonesian and Turkish shadow puppets, to classic Burmese court theater. Score, parts, Flexatone Gamelan, soft piano mutes and 9” silk screen squeegee needed for the performance of this work are available from the publisher.