This project was a brainchild of Patrick and myself, and is maybe even my personal favorite among all the programs we did with Laboratorium. Patrick made three wonderful arrangements of Nancarrow's studies No. 6, 7 and 14, and I arranged Pulau Dewata, the program also included "Greeting Music" and "Et je reverrai cette ville etrange" as well as Nancarrow's "two canons for Ursula" which you can listen to here and here, in the interpretation of my good friend Artur Avanesov.
I scored Pulau Dewata for violin, cello, oboe, trumpet, trombone, 2 melodicas, marimba and piano. The intention was to move away from the usual happy-go-lucky instrumentations with a lot of Balinese percussion, because my feeling is that although the piece is certainly named after, and heavily influenced by Bali, it still has a lot of Vivier's typical inner darkness and alienation, which I think was brought forward with the creepy colors of the melodicas. If there are any Vivier afficionados reading this who are familiar with other arrangements of Pulau Dewata, please, I'd be really glad to hear your comments.
And here is the Study No. 6, scored for three winds and four strings. I'll probably upload the rest of the pieces as well, when I get the time.