Pulau Dewata

Claude Vivier

Pulau Dewata (“Isle of the gods”, in Balinese) bears the mark of Vivier’s trip in Bali, in 1977. As he explains in his notes, he “wanted to write a piece filled with Bali’s spirit: dance, rythm, but above all an explosion of obvious and simple life”. No specific instrumentation was given on the original score: it was instead specified “for any combination of instruments”.

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Pulau Dewata


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Sunday, March 19, 2017 Claude Vivier, Pulau Dewata (1977) Radio Horizon 93.9 (South Africa)