World Festival of Sacred Music Performance w/ Peni Candra Rini @ LACMA
Program Credits: Arranger, Guitarist, Co-Director
Created specifically for the World Festival of Sacred Music, this program was a cross-cultural model of collaboration fostered by the Asia Pacific Performance Exchange (APPEX) — an international residency program held in Bali, Indonesia.
World Premiere of my arrangements of The Perilous Chapel & Varied Trio: I. Gending by Lou Harrison (1917-2003).
Los Angeles Electric 8
with special guest Peni Candra Rini
Presented by Sundays Live at LACMA and the World Festival of Sacred Music
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Leo S. Bing Theater Sunday, October 2, 2011, 6:00 p.m.
Peni Candra Rini – vocals, rebab, gender
Hugo Aguayo – electric guitar
Tom Farrell – electric mandolin
Philip Graulty – electric guitar
Chelsea Green – electric guitar
Kai Kurosawa – tap guitars
Marc Nimoy – electric guitar, djembe
Felix Salazar – electric guitar
JohnPaul Trotter – electric guitar, electric baritone guitar
Peni Candra Rini is one of few vocalists in Indonesia who performs sindhen, a female solo accompanist to a gamelan orchestra. As a lecturer in the department of Karawitan ISI (Institut Seni Indonesia), Surakarta, Java, she is strongly committed to preserving the musical traditions of her country. Peni is currently in-residence at the California Institute of the Arts on a six-month grant from the Asian Cultural Council. She has performed in numerous festivals and concerts throughout Africa, Asia, Australia, and Europe. Tonight’s performance marks her U.S. / North American debut.
Los Angeles Electric 8 is a chamber octet in which eight guitarists reclaim classical music for the electric guitar. The effect is an exploration of a greater potential for the electric guitar with both intentional and accidental nods to the rock characteristics of the instrument.
Gamang (b.1949) by Rahayu Supanggah
Suite Mundial* by Randall C. Kohl (b.1960)
Javanesa: Danza dorada del gamelán
Balinesa: El canto de los changos
Kapang by Peni Candra Rini (b.1983)
The Perilous Chapel* by Lou Harrison (1917-2003)
I. Prelude, andante
II. Poco maestoso
Manik Jejantung, “Diamond Heart” by Peni Candra Rini (b.1983)
Varied Trio: I. Gending* by Lou Harrison (1917-2003)
Implosion* by Mantle Hood (1918-2005)
Three Javanese Songs* by Charles T. Griffes (1884-1920)