I had been thinking of writing this piece for years when my friend
Tjokorda Gde Arsa Artha told me a curious story. When television
first came to his village of Ubud, many people crowded into a house
to watch in amazement this new thing. When they came out,
the road was lined with Leyak TVs.
My composition is an attempt to bring together two mythologies:
disembodied spirits from one culture, and alien communcations
from another planet.
-from the liner notes of Gamelan Son of Lion CD New Gamelan/New York
listen to the full piece here: http://simons-karrer.com/KebyarLeyak.mp3