Shackled Spirits (2012)

Two Songs for an Experimental Dance-Drama for Male Voice and Fixed Media

By Lynn Kremer, Suasthi Bandem and I Made Bandem

demo recordings only

Duration: 5 min.

Premiere: Performed April 21, 2012 at the College of the Holy Cross Mainstage and at the 2013 Bali Arts Fesival

I wrote two songs for this multi-media dance drama by Lynn Kremer with Balinese artists Suasthi Bandem and I Made Bandem. The piece, devised at the College of the Holy Cross, concerns the treatment of the mentally ill. The plot follows a writer whose memories of his time in a mental facility are dramatized in a series of abstract episodes.

Read more about this collaboration in the Jakarta post.