Sita | Australian Art Orchestra

Australian Art Orchestra

"There is a dazzling musical accompaniment composed by Paul G and I Wayan Gde Yudane mixing Balinese Gamelan and Jazz influences.”


I Wayan Gde Yudane composer, Bumbang, Ceng-Ceng, Gentorag (percussion)
Paul Grabowsky composer, piano, electronics
Shelley Scown voice
Sandy Evans soprano and tenor saxophone
Adrian Sherriff bass trombone, flute
Ren Walters guitar
John Rodgers violin
I Made Gde Mandra kendang, bumbang, gang, kenang, kajar, kempul
I Gusti Putu Sudarta gender, bumbang, poggang
I Madé Subandi gender, kendang, bumbang, rebab
Niko Schäuble drums, percussion

Sita is the music from the acclaimed music-theatre production Theft of Sita, which was first performed as part of the Melbourne International Festival in 2000 and has sinced toured Europe and the United States of America.

Sita is a collaboration between members of the Australian Art Orchestra and 5 Balinese musicians under the direction of the co-composer of the music I Gde Wayan Yudane. The music merges traditional Balinese structures with free Jazz and contemporary electronica, and features the beautiful voice of Shelley Scown.