Pulau Dewata (1977)

Michael Oesterle, Claude Vivier

string quartet

Commission: Quatuor Bozzini


Programme notes

What I wanted to write was a piece imbued with the spirit of Bali: its dances, its rhythms and, above all, an explosion of life, simple and candid. The ending is the traditional signature of many Balinese pieces, a loving homage to this marvellous people from whom I learned so much.”