Songmaking in the Gamelan Room

A collaborative investigation of my score for solo viola, Songmaking. The recording makes use of the various gongs in the Gamelan Room at LSO St. Luke’s, where the piece was recorded, thanks to support from the LSO Soundhub.

The images shown are the score for the piece, from which viola player Paul Beckett performed. The score is based on a set of 19th century Inupiat (Alaskan) ornamanetal bow drills at the British Museum:

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