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Music and Theater of Indonesia

MUSC 111
Fall 2006 not offered
Crosslisting: THEA 348
Course Cluster: Southern Asia Studies

Since the early history of Indonesia, the Indonesian people have continually been in contact with a number of foreign cultures. Particularly, Hinduism, Islam, and the West have had significant impact on the development of Indonesian arts and culture. This course is designed as an introduction to the rich performing arts and culture of Indonesia. A principal theme will be the differing experiences of historical development, colonization, decolonization, and modernization in the two neighboring and related traditional cultures of Java and Bali. The approach will be descriptive and comparative, integrating music and theater. A portion of the course is devoted to demonstrations and workshops, including instruction on the performance of TERBANGAN (a frame drum ensemble), GAMELAN (percussion ensembles of Java and Bali), and KECHAK (a Balinese musical drama, employing complex rhythmic play, chanting, and story telling).

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA THEA
Course Format: Lecture/DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-Lit&Cult)(GSAS-MN)(MUSC)(MUST-MN)

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