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ATS3926

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Aline Scott-Maxwell

Synopsis

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.

Objectives

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.

Assessment

Written work: 40% (2000 words)
Concert and performance: 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Paul Watt

Contact hours

3 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 2 hour practical performance class) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Music
Indonesian studies
Indonesian
Asian studies

Prerequisites

Prior experience in gamelan practice/theory plus audition

Prohibitions

ATS2926