Modern Noise, Fluid Genres: Popular Music in Indonesia, 1997-2001

Modern Noise, Fluid Genres: Popular Music in Indonesia, 1997-2001

by Jeremy Wallach
     
 

What happens to “local” sound when globalization exposes musicians and audiences to cultural influences from around the world? Jeremy Wallach explores this question as it plays out in the eclectic, evolving world of Indonesian music after the fall of the repressive Soeharto regime. Against the backdrop of Indonesia’s chaotic and momentous

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Overview

What happens to “local” sound when globalization exposes musicians and audiences to cultural influences from around the world? Jeremy Wallach explores this question as it plays out in the eclectic, evolving world of Indonesian music after the fall of the repressive Soeharto regime. Against the backdrop of Indonesia’s chaotic and momentous transition to democracy, Wallach takes us to recording studios, music stores, concert venues, university campuses, video shoots, and urban neighborhoods.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299229047
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
10/22/2008
Series:
New Perspectives in Se Asian Studies Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Contents
 
List of Illustrations                    
Preface            
Acknowledgements                 
 
Part One: Sites
1. Indonesian Popular Music Genres in the Global Sensorium               
2. In the City: Class, History, and Modernity's Failures             
3. Cassette Retail Outlets: Organization, Iconography and Consumer Behavior              
4. In the Studio: An Ethnography of Sound Production             
5. On Location: Shooting Music Video Clips                
6. Offstage: Music in Informal Contexts            
 
Part Two: Genres in Performance
7. Onstage: The Live Performance Event                      
8. Dangdut: The Politics of Pleasure                 
9. Rock and Pop Events: The Performance of Lifestyle             
10. Underground Music: Imagining Alternative Community       
 
Conclusions: Indonesian Youth, Music and Globalization                      
 
Appendix A: Notes on Language Use in This Book                  
Appendix B: Other Indonesian Popular Music Genres              
Appendix C: More on Jakarta Speech Variants                        
Glossary                      
Notes              
References                  
Index                

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