Bergmann Piano Duo & Gamelan Si Pawit
Monday, August 13, 2012 at 8:00 pm • Christ Church Cathedral
Bergmann Piano Duo
Gamelan Si Pawit
Ancient Cultures New Sounds
In the 1930s, the Montreal-born composer Colin McPhee fell in love with the music of Bali. His passion led him to remain there for several years, studying the music and composing. The piano duo (and musical couple) of Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann explore some of the Balinese music that McPhee transcribed for two pianos decades before “world music” became widespread. They’ll also present music of similar inspiration, and team up with Vancouver Community College’s Gamelan Si Pawit, for a work that juxtaposes gongs with Glenn Gould and the Goldberg Variations! The entrancing sounds of tuned metallophones, drums, gongs and xylophones that make up the Sundanese gamelan will also resound in a travelogue of new sonic destinations.