Focus: Gamelan Music in Indonesia / Edition 2

Focus: Gamelan Music in Indonesia / Edition 2

by Henry Spiller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415960681

ISBN-13: 9780415960687

Pub. Date: 03/31/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Focus: Gamelan Music of Indonesia is an introduction to the familiar music from Southeast Asia's largest country - both as sound and cultural phenomenon. An archipelago of over 17,000 islands, Indonesia is a melting pot of Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic, Portuguese, Dutch, and British influences. Despite this diversity, it has forged a national

Overview

Focus: Gamelan Music of Indonesia is an introduction to the familiar music from Southeast Asia's largest country - both as sound and cultural phenomenon. An archipelago of over 17,000 islands, Indonesia is a melting pot of Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic, Portuguese, Dutch, and British influences. Despite this diversity, it has forged a national culture, one in which music plays a significant role. Gamelan music, in particular, teaches us much about Indonesian values and modern-day life. Focus: Gamelan Music of Indonesia provides an introduction to present-day Javanese, Balinese, Cirebonese, and Sundanese gamelan music through ethnic, social, cultural, and global perspectives.

Part One, Music and Southeast Asian History¸ provides introductory materials for the study of Southeast Asian music. Part Two, Gamelan Music in Java and Bali, moves to a more focused overview of Gamelan music in Indonesia. Part Three, Focusing In, takes an in-depth look at Sundanese gamelan traditions, as well modern developments in Sundanese music and dance. The accompanying CD offers vivid examples of traditional Indonesian gamelan music.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415960687
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/31/2008
Series:
Focus on World Music Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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