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ATS2926

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitEthnomusicology
OfferedClayton Second semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Jonathan McIntosh

Notes

Previously coded MUS2480

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.

Outcomes

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

Essay and other written work: 40% (2000 words)
Listening assignment: 10%
Exam (1 hour): 20%
Performance assessments: 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

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

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