Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · A Celebration of Walter Spies in Berlin
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

++62 361 286 283

++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)

U.K. Fax:

Australian Fax:

++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

Bali News

A Celebration of Walter Spies in Berlin

Walter Spies Society to Host Commemorative Lecture and Concert in Berlin on May 19, 2007.


Born in Moscow in 1895, German musician-artist Walter Spies, landed in Ubud in 1927 where he lived until shortly before his death in 1942. A Renaissance man by any standard, Spies' limitless artistic energy managed to have a lasting impact on Balinese art, dance, music, documentary film-making and early anthropological studies of the Island.

Photos of Walter Spies in Bali (Click to Enlarge)

Walter Spies was a musician, gifted painter, composer, choreographer, filmmaker and, above all, a keen observer of his adopted home of Bali. During the approximate 15 years he lived in Bali, Spies shared his unbridled enthusiasm for all things Balinese via his participation in landmark early film works on Bali and while playing host to the likes of Charlie Chaplin, Barbara Hutton, Noel Coward and Margaret Mead at his Ubud Home.

Born of German parentage in Moscow, Spies' early musical experience included Rachmaninoff and Scriabin encountered at house concerts held in his family's residence. Interred in the Urals during World War I, Spies eventually made his way to Berlin where he continued his musical education, seeking out avant-garde performers, encounters with whom were recounted in his diaries: "There in the house of my great friend Eduard Erdmann I met all the 'giants' - Busoni, Pfitzner, Schnabel, Hindemith, Krenek, Petyrek, and Haba."

A Celebration of Walter Spies

Walter Spies Society Germany is organizing a day of music and lectures to honor the memory of their namesake on Saturday, May 19, 2007, in Berlin.

The following program has been set for the Vivaldi-Saal, Lehrter Strasse 57, Berlin, Germany:

• 4:00 p.m. – Professor Dr. Volker Scherliess, MHS Luebeck - "Walter Spies and His Musical Environment in Berlin in the 20s."

• 5:00 p.m. Professor Dr. Dieter Mack, MHS Luebeck - "Indonesia's Contemporary Music."

• 8:00 p.m. Hans-Joerg Koch, MHS Freiburg - Piano Concert including Stefan Wolpe: "Stehende Musik" ; Slamet A. Sjukar: "Svara" ; Dody Satya E.: "Langendria"; Dieter Mack: "Chedi" ; Pierre Boulez: "Notations" ; Paul Hindemith: "Exercise in three parts".

The concert and lectures are made possible through the cooperation of the Indonesian Embassy in Germany and the Walter Spies Society Germany.

Admission to the Concert is 10 Euro, with a special price of 5 Euros for students.

© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to


Plaga Wine
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!

Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!

or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Ace Trumps Hotels and Restaurants in Bali
Cok Ace’ Elected to Third Term as Chairman of Bali-PHRI
Unbeatable Seller Prices for BBTF 2016
Seller Discounts for Bali & Beyond Travel Fair 2016 for Confirmed Bookings Made Before November 30, 2016
The More the Merrier?
Denpasar Administration will Not Impose Moratorium on New Hotels
GO-JEK Doesn’t Deliver Grass
Famous Indonesian Musician Caught with Marijuana After Using Go-Jek Driver for a Drug Pick Up
When Passengers Roar at the Lion
Angry Lion Air Passengers Commandeer a Runway at Jakarta’s Airport
Indonesians Encouraged to Visit Australia
Australia Introducing Easier Visa Controls to Encourage Indonesians to Visit Australia
Striving for Safety
PHRI: Majority of Hotels Falling Short on Security and Safety Assessments
Buy My Horse, He's Hungry
Competing with Modernity, 80-year Old Dokar Driver in Bali’s Capital of Denpasar Faces Difficulty in Feeding Himself and His Horse
Banyuwangi Flights from Bali Axed
Garuda Indonesia Cancels Bali to Banyuwangi, East Java Flights
You Raise Me Up
New Minimum 2016 Wage Levels Announced for Badung Regency and Denpasar in Bali
RIMBA Takes Mexican Food to New Heights
UNIQUE Rooftops Bar & Restaurant at RIMBA Jimbaran Offers Authentic Mexican Cuisine
Ready, Aim. . . Wait!
Indonesia Put Stay on Further Executions While Economy Idles
All [News]!