On July 30 2012, musicians of Bali s Gamelan Semara Ratih, entered the Temple of the Dead in Nagi to record music previously unheard on the island. The music, including group improvisation, was modelled on Terry Riley s 1964 piece In C, a starting point of the minimalist movement in music. Since Indonesian gamelan music ostensibly influenced Riley and other minimalist composers, these performances complete a cycle of influence and blur the boundaries between contemporary and traditional music.
- as if (they) are attempting to channel the hyper-complex electronica of Autechre through bronze and wood. Now there's an idea! --The Wire