Tribal Games

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In 2009 I composed a short piece of music for a friend. I added it to my playlist, “Trip Lang,” a collection of my attempts to find the intersection between the different genres of music that I like. And as the playlist title suggests, it’s just for kicks.

Philippine traditional music plus strings, and a bit of jazz in the intro. My thanks to Bob Aves for letting me use one of the sampled gong libraries in his collection. The kulintang patterns are inspired by the only kulintang piece that I can play out of memory (and poorly), Binalig # 3, from South Cotabato. Thank you to ma’m Aga Mayo Butocan for the transcription.

Here it is! Tribal Games download


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