Music and Theater of Indonesia|
Spring 2016 not offered
|Certificates: South 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. 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 storytelling).
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-Lit&Cult)(MUSC)(MUST-MN)(SAST-MN)
Chapters from the following books:
Brandon, James. ON THRONES OF GOLD: THREE JAVANESE SHADOWS PLAY.
Solie, Ted (ed.) PERFORMING ETHNOMUSICOLOGY: TEACHING AND REPRESENTATION IN WORLD MUSIC ENSEMBLES.
Sumarsam. GAMELAN: CULTURAL INTERACTION AND MUSICAL DEVELOPMENT IN CENTRAL JAVA.
Tenzer, Michael. BALINESE GAMELAN MUSIC
Rasmussen, Anne and David Harnish (eds.). DIVINE INSPIRATIONS: MUSIC AND ISLAM IN INDONESIA
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Listenings, films, short papers, exams.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Wednesday and Friday MST 301
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