University of Pittsburgh Gamelan plays in Microtonal Music Festival (1/12/18)! Alvin Lucier's Mu

Some Program Notes for Music for Gamelan Instruments, Microphones, Amplifiers and Loudspeakers (15:09) In 1994, when Wesleyan University invited me to present a festival of my work, I decided to make as many new works as possible rather than simply present a retrospective of older works. I had for some time wanted to make a work for Javanese gamelan but was hesitant to do so for three reasons: one, I didn’t want to infringe on the generosity of my colleagues Sumarsam and I. M. Harjito, who were so often asked to relinquish important rehearsal time for the performance of new works; two, I have always been wary of using someone else’s music in my own work; and three, I didn’t have an original

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