Summer 2011 not offered
This lecture/discussion course introduces students to the historical and cultural context of the traditional music and theater of Indonesia, while playing the gamelan gives them the hands-on experience of performing the orchestral music of central Java (MUSC462). A principal theme of the lectures will be the differing ways in which historical developments, including colonization and modernization, have manifested themselves in the neighboring and related cultures of Java and Bali. Performing will promote cultural introspection and familiarize students with an orchestra consisting predominantly of tuned gongs and metallophones. No previous formal musical training is necessary.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-Music)(MUSC)
Spiller, Henry. GAMELAN: THE TRADITIONAL SOUND OF INDONESIA
Sumarsam. GAMELAN: CULTURAL INTERACTION AND MUSICAL DEVELOPMENT IN CENTRAL JAVA
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Two 4-8 page papers.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students who enroll in this course are required to also enroll in MUSC462.