MUS1060 - Gamelan performing Arts
6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate Faculty of Arts
Leader(s): Made Hood
Clayton Second semester 2009 (Day)
Introduction to the basic theory and practice of Javanese and Balinese gamelan and performing arts including dance and theatre. The study of ensembles, tuning systems and musical structure and form. Aurally-based performance skills on the gamelan.
Students completing this unit should have a basic knowledge of the main principles, concepts and performance techniques of Javanese and Balinese gamelan music, dance and theatre terminology, and the cultural, historical and socio-political contexts of gamelan performing arts.
Essay (2000 words): 40%
Exam (1.5 hours): 40%
Performance Assessment: 20%
3 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 2 hour practical performance class) per week