544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110
The Lightbulb Ensemble (LBE) is a new music percussion ensemble that champions experimental music, instrument building, and contemporary gamelan. LBE performs on a set of metallophones designed, tuned, and built by Brian Baumbusch, LBE founder and director, plus Balinese gongs of various sizes, and Western instruments.
This performance will feature two works:
This 80-minute piece for 12 players follows a storied narrative based around the Five Pillars of Islam. Each movement meditates on the moral principle embodied in each pillar, becoming a narrative coloring in which musical renditions are designed like tile-work tessellations and shape-shifting kaleidoscopes.