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Bhima Swarga-The Journey of the Soul From Hell to Heaven [DVD]

Mori, Ikue: Bhima Swarga-The Journey of the Soul From Hell to Heaven [DVD] (Tzadik)


 

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Ikue Mori-Electronics

Gamelan Dharma Swara: Matthew Welch

Lela Chapman

Tomoko Deguchi

Eric Hung

Travis Jiorle

Putu Bagus Khrisna Saptanyana

Elizabeth Leininger

Andrew McGraw

Willa Roberts

Christopher Romero

I Nyoman Saptanyana


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Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC, English, Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1, Region Free

UPC: B000O76Q1G

Label: Tzadik
Catalog ID: TZA-DVD-3007
Squidco Product Code: 8050

Format: DVD
Condition: New
Released: 2007
Country: USA
Packaging: DVD Digipack

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"Years in the making, Bhima Swarga is a fascinating film project from one of the most creative electronic musicians around. Delightfully animating traditional paintings from the Kertha Gosa temple ceiling in Bali, Mori depicts the journey of the soul from hell to heaven in two versions: one scored using her signature laptop electronics and one scored by Matt Welch, featuring a full gamelan ensemble augmented by Ikue's electronics and Welch on saxophone and percussion. A spectacular audiovisual presentation for all ages."-Tzadik


Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC, English, Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1, Region Free


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Artist Biographies

"Ikue Mori moved from her native city of Tokyo to New York in 1977. She started playing drums and soon formed the seminal NO WAVE band DNA, with fellow noise pioneers Arto Lindsay and Tim Wright. DNA enjoyed legendary cult status, while creating a new brand of radical rhythms and dissonant sounds; forever altering the face of rock music.

In the mid 80's Ikue started in employ drum machines in the unlikely context of improvised music. While limited to the standard technology provided by the drum machine, she has never the less forged her own highly sensitive signature style. Through out in 90's She has subsequently collaborated with numerous improvisors throughout the US, Europe, and Asia, while continuing to produce and record her own music. 1998, She was invited to perform with Ensemble Modern as the soloist along with Zeena Parkins, and composer Fred Frith, also "One hundred Aspects of the Moon" commissioned by Roulette/Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust. Ikue won the Distinctive Award for Prix Ars Electronics Digital Music category in 99.

In 2000 Ikue started using the laptop computer to expand on her already signature sound, thus broadening her scope of musical expression. 2000 commissioned by the KITCHEN ensemble, wrote and premired the piece "Aphorism" also awarded Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship. 2003 commissioned by RELACHE Ensemble to write a piece for film In the Street and premired in Philadelphia. Started working with visual played by the music since 2004. In 2005 Awarded Alphert/Ucross Residency.

Ikue received a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts in 2006. In 2007 the Tate Modern commissioned Ikue to create a live sound track for screenings of Maya Deren's silent films. In 2008 Ikue celebrated her 30th year in NY and performed at the Japan Society. Recent commissioners include the Montalvo Arts Center and SWR German radio program and Shajah Art foundation in UAE. Current working groups include MEPHISTA with Sylvie Courvoisier and Susie Ibarra, PHANTOM ORCHARD with Zeena Parkins, project with Koichi Makigami and various ensembles of John Zorn. New duo Twindrums project with YoshimiO  workshop/lecture in various schools include University of Gothenburg, Dartmouth Collage, New England Conservatory, Mills Collage, Stanford University, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago"

-Ikue Mori Website (http://www.ikuemori.com/bio.html)
6/17/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Opening

2. Battle 1

3. Hell 1

4. Battle 2

5. Hell 2

6. Grand Finale

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