V/A - Exploring Gong Culture in SouthEast Asia (2CD)

  • szt.
  • Cena netto: 56,10 zł 69,00 zł

EXPLORING GONG CULTURE IN SOUTHEAST ASIA Mainland and Archipelago, Introduction by DAVID TOOP

2CD + 52 Pages Booklet, SR509

Gongs have played an integral role in the mythogeography of Asia. This is not music that aligns with national borders or ideas of homogenous populations, let alone racial stereotypes and exotic clichés. What connects all of these tracks is a simultaneous feeling of entrancement and social cohesion. Communal and collaborative, its form is hypnotically repetitious, melodies and rhythms spread out among the players using the technique of hocketing in which a flowing line is distributed among all the musicians.
The effect is mesmerising, immediately intoxicating to anybody who loves Chicago footwork, free improvisation, Sun Ra or young hip hop producer Jetsonmade. The music is simple yet mysterious and enveloping, a sound world in which to disappear. A theory exists but this is not explained.
David Toop (extracts from the liner notes)

This project, Massif and Archipelago, is a field recording project initiated by Japanese sound artist Yasuhiro Morinaga, documenting traditional gong music by different Southeast Asian ethnic groups. The project aimed to examine the impact of the natural and social environment on the gong music culture of Southeast Asia.
During the project, he visited over 50 different ethnic groups and made hundreds of recordings. This album presents a selection of the unique gong music from different ethnic minorities.
The selected music has been divided into two broad sections: one focussing on the music from the Massif, i.e. mainland Southeast Asia (Central Highland of Vietnam and Northeast Cambodia), the other on music from the Archipelago, maritime Southeast Asia (the Luzon Islands of the Philippines, Borneo, Sulawesi, and the Flores Islands of Indonesia).


TRACK LISTING 2CD

CD1 Massif [Mainland Southeast Asia]
1 Hail
by Ede / VIETNAM
2 Celebrating the Festival
by Cham Hroi (Sub group of Cham) / VIETNAM
3 Funeral Music
by Krung + Punong / CAMBODIA
4 Buffalo Sacrifice
by Jarai / CAMBODIA
5 Kids Routine after School
by Krung / CAMBODIA
6 Duet Gongs
by Coho / VIETNAM
7 Funeral Music
by Churu / CAMBODIA
8 Ghet Khil
by Ede / VIETNAM
9 Offering to the Spirits
by Punong / CAMBODIA
10 Sre don
by Ma / VIETNAM
11 Preparation for the
Buffalo Sacrifice / VIETNAM
12 Chasing Birds to Protect the Rice Fields
by Bahnar / VIETNAM
13 Cutting the Bamboo
by M'nong Prang (Sub group of M'nong) / VIETNAM
14 Song for a Dead Man
by Ede bih (Sub group of Ede) / VIETNAM
15 Harvesting
by M'nong / VIETNAM
16 Funeral Music
by Se Dang / VIETNAM
17 Harvesting
by Tampuan / CAMBODIA
18 Buffalo Sacrifice
by Jarai / VIETNAM
19 Melody for Funeral Music by Mouth
by Tampuan / CAMBODIA
20 Threshing
by Ede-bih (Sub group of Ede) / VIETNAM
21 Hail
by Ede / VIETNAM


CD2 Archipelago [Maritime Southeast Asia]
22 Rooster Dance
by Isneg Grop / LUZON PHILIPPINES
23 Music for Funeral Ceremony
by Sumba / SUMBA ISLAND INDONESIA
24 Hedung Dance
by Lamaholot / SOLOR ISLAND INDONESIA
25 Gong Music Ensemble
by Kenyah (Sub group of Dayak) / BORNEO, INDONESIA
26 Manang Sirang Ritual
by Iban (Sub group of Dayak) / BORNEO, INDONESIA
27 Tau Todu (Welcome song)
by Sumba / SUMBA INDONESIA
28 Funeral Music
by Churu / CAMBODIA
29 Harvesting (Pagaddot)
by Ifugao / LUZON PHILIPPINES
30 Tadok
by Kalinga / LUZON PHILIPPINES
31 Harvesting (Kandingngang)
by Sumba / SUMBA INDONESIA
32 Eagle Dance (Turayan)
by Kankanaey / LUZON PHILIPPINES
33 Cole Oha Ritual (Thanksgiving)
by Lamaholot / ADONARA ISLAND INDONESIA
34 Ritual for Calling Back Spirits (Short Version)
by Bissu (androgynous or intergender) Priest / SALUWESI INDONESIA
35 Ambience: Rambu Solo (Funeral)
by Toraja / SALUWESI INDONESIA