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Dedicated to Jack Body, this work is a revisiting of an earlier work of mine, Waiting for the Aeroplane, written when I was a composition student at Victoria University in 1988. Jack was an important mentor during my student days, and two things he encouraged me to do at the time (both of which I resisted) were to join the gamelan (a great regret), and to alter the ostinato pattern in Waiting for the Aeroplane (which I don’t regret). So here, two decades later, I have finally embraced both ideas.

You can listen to the piece here on the album Helix on  Spotify

This performance is by Donald Nicolson (piano) and myself (gamelan).

I miss you Jack…..

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Waiting, Still (piano and solo gamelan)

for Piano and Gamelan Solo

Dedication: Jack Body

Instrumentation: Piano & Balinese Gamelan

Premiered by Donald Nicolson (pno) & Wayan Yudane (Balinese instruments) on October 3, 2009 at the Gong Crazy!' concert in the Adam Concert Room, New Zealand School of Music, Wellington, New Zealand,

Difficulty Level:
Intermediate
Duration:
5:00
Type:
Original
Instrument Tags:
Piano
Gamelan
Balinese Gamelan
Piano/Keyboards
World