mardi 28 juin 2011

Wayan Lotring

Wayan Lotring

Bali : Wayan Lotring fut un des plus grands musiciens balinais du XXè siècle. Il fut entre autres le créateur du Legong Kraton vers 1915 (il avait alors une vingtaine d'années). Le film fut réalisé chez lui à Kuta en 1973, mais au cours du prémontage, la production a décidé d'abandonner le projet. D'où ces rushes très abimés noir et blanc à partir du négatif couleur qui ne reflètent que peu ce que le film fini aurait pu être. Le négatif original est perdu.
Mais telles quelles ce sont les seules images vivantes de ce grand musicien.

suite et fin des images de Lotring. C'est peu sur la trentaine d'heures de film.
Ce montage n'était qu'un essai, il manque tout ce que Lotring avait alors raconté devant la caméra.

Balinese gamelan : footage + music of I Wayan Lotring from 1972

I made this tribute to Lotring on the 30th of August, 2010. [PdR] The video contains segments of wonderful and unique footage - from a 20-minute documentary published on by 'Jacques' - of legendary Balinese musician I Wayan Lotring (1898-1983) dancing and playing in 1972. I rearranged the footage a bit and combined it with a segment of Lotring's composition 'Liar Samas', played by himself and his orchestra in 1972. You can find the complete recording on a marvellous 2cd-album, released by Ocora, titled 'Hommage a Wayan Lotring', an album I highly recommend, a very worthwhile buy if you like gamelan music from Bali.
In the 1920's and 1930's Lotring was an absolute sensation on Bali, revolutionising musical form of gamelan pieces on kebyar, pelegongan and gender wayang, and in so doing paving the way for others on Bali to take gamelan into new directions.
I would expect Canadian composer Colin McPhee to have filmed him in the 1930's but haven't seen that footage (only a few photographs of Lotring by McPhee). In his book 'A House in Bali' McPhee meets Lotring and even devotes a chapter to him. A nice read that brings you in the midst of musical history on Bali.
Pieter de Rooij

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