Bigindicator

Music for the Afterlife

Event  |  Reviews  |  Comments
20170316182055-c4nm_logo
Music for the Afterlife

200 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
March 19th, 2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 AM

QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Performance
WEBSITE:  
http://www.asianart.org/
EMAIL:  
members@asianart.org
PHONE:  
415.581.3500
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Wed, Fri-Sun 10-5; Thu (Jan-Oct) 10-9; Thu (Nov-Dec) 10-5; closed Mon
COST:  
Free with museum admission

DESCRIPTION

During the special exhibition Tomb Treasures, local instrument inventor group Pet the Tiger will team up with Gamelan Encinal, a musical ensemble, for a presentation featuring three centuries of instrument building. Custom-built instruments by musician Bart Hopkin, designed with the same tuning as the Han dynasty Bianzhong bronze bells, create a contemporary “orchestra” (or “gamelan”).

Each performance features percussion and wind instruments in rearrangements of traditional gamelan melodies, the graphic score of “Yantra Meditation” by local composer David Samas, and new compositions for special guest artists.

In March, local instrument inventor Peter Whitehead performs haunting melodies for voice and overtone flute.

ArtSlant has shutdown. The website is currently running in a view-only mode to allow archiving of the content.

The website will be permanently closed shortly, so please retrieve any content you wish to save.