Through composer and musicologist Colin McPhee's passionate and detailed writing about his time in Bali it becomes immediately evident how strongly the country impacted the course of both his career and life. Seduced by recordings of Balinese music he heard in Paris in the 1920s, McPhee traveled to Bali, ultimately remaining there for six years. While there, he not only studied Balinese music and culture, he also documented Bali’s rapidly changing traditions. This film blends some of the composer’s most meaningful words regarding Bali and the time he spent there with observations and praise from fellow composers such as John Cage and Aaron Copeland.
Colin McPhee: The Lure of Asian Music.
Michael Blackwood Productions, 1985.; [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2019.
Title from title frames.; Film; In Process Record.
Aaron Copland, Beata Sauerlander, Colin McPhee, Douglas Young, Imade Bandem, John Cage, Katharane Mershon, Lou Harrison, Oliver Daniel, Sidney Cowell, Steve Reich
Originally produced by Michael Blackwood Productions in 1985.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Blackwood, Michael, film director.; Copland, Aaron, actor.; Sauerlander, Beata, actor.; McPhee, Colin, actor.; Young, Douglas, actor.; Bandem, Imade, actor.; Cage, John, actor.; Mershon, Katharane, actor.; Harrison, Lou, actor.; Daniel, Oliver, actor.; Cowell, Sidney, actor.; Reich, Steve, actor.
Michael Blackwood Productions (Firm), dst; Kanopy (Firm), dst