MUS2480 - Performance studies: Indonesian Gamelan
6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate Faculty of Arts
Leader(s): Made Hood
Clayton Second semester 2009 (Day)
Introduction to the theory and practice of Javanese gamelan and its relationship to Javanese and Balinese society, culture and performing arts, including dance and theatre. Ensembles, tuning and modal systems, musical structure and form, transmission and sociology of performance, and performance theory. Development of aurally-based performance skills.
Students completing this unit should have a basic knowledge of the main principles, concepts and performance techniques of Javanese or Balinese gamelan music, dance and theatre terminology, the historical, cultural and social contexts of the gamelan performing arts, and performance ability on all the core instruments of the gamelan. They should also have knowledge of Javanese or Balinese, as opposed to Western, approaches to playing and understanding the music.
Written work: 40% (2000 words)
Concert and performance: 40%
3 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 2 hour practical performance class) per week
Prior experience in gamelan practice/theory plus audition