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Performing Musical Art of Indonesia

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G. Fatone

Course Long Title

Performing Musical Art of Indonesia


Hands-on, intercultural musical experiences allow students to approach humanly organized sound from expanded perspectives, as listeners and creative artists. This course introduces students to traditional and contemporary gamelan music of Indonesia, primarily through applied instrumental study. Basic introductory readings and audio-visual materials, as well as class discussion, allow students to locate Indonesian gamelan in the larger context of Southeast Asian performing arts and as an increasingly globalized phenomenon. Students study a selection of regional gamelan traditions from Central Java, West Java, and Bali. The course culminates in public performance of music learned during the term.

Modes of Inquiry

Creative Process and Production [CP]

Writing Credit

No writing credit

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