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Making It Up Together: The Art of Collective Improvisation in Balinese Music and Beyond

Leslie A. Tilley

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226661131
eISBN:
9780226667744
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226667744.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Collective, or group, improvisation exists in almost every music culture, but its manifestations differ widely. This book proposes terminology, concepts, and methods for examining divergent practices ... More


RASA: Affect and Intuition in Javanese Musical Aesthetics

Marc Benamou

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195189438
eISBN:
9780199864232
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189438.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Rasa attempts to get at the heart of central Javanese traditional music (karawitan) by attending to what those closest to the tradition—the musicians themselves—say about it. Based on ... More


The Musical Scene in Solo

Marc Benamou

in RASA: Affect and Intuition in Javanese Musical Aesthetics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195189438
eISBN:
9780199864232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189438.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 1 sets the scene, providing a brief musical portrait of the city of Solo with some attention to history. Institutional (the royal court, the academies, the radio station) and noninstitutional ... More


Music Cultures in Motion: A Case Study

Huib Schippers

in Facing the Music: Shaping Music Education from a Global Perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195379754
eISBN:
9780199864386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379754.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The framework is brought to life by applying it to an environment that has a strong Western classical tradition, yet has tried to embrace cultural diversity in music education. Three recontextualized ... More


Oleg Tumulilingan: Layers of Time and Melody in Balinese Music

Michael Tenzer

in Analytical Studies in World Music: Analytical Studies in World Music

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195177893
eISBN:
9780199864843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177893.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter is an introduction to and analysis of modern Balinese gamelan music, including: Time and Culture in Music; Balinese Gamelan; Basics of Balinese Gamelan via Oleg; Oleg's Architecture I: ... More


Flexing the Frame in Javanese Gamelan Music: Playfulness in a Performance of Ladrang Pangkur

R. Anderson Sutton and Roger R. Vetter

in Analytical Studies in World Music: Analytical Studies in World Music

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195177893
eISBN:
9780199864843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177893.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter provides a study of composition and improvisation techniques in Javanese music: Javanese “Compositions” for Gamelan Ensemble: Gendhing; Ladrang Pangkur; Treatment (Garapan): Realizing ... More


Integrating Music: Personal and Global Transformations

Michael Tenzer

in Analytical and Cross-Cultural Studies in World Music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195384581
eISBN:
9780199918331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384581.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The act of cross-cultural musical comparison itself is fraught and in many ways forbidding due to the bewildering complexity of linking aspects of our inner selves with seemingly untranslatable and ... More


A Square Peg in a Round Hole: Teaching Javanese Gamelan in the Ensemble Paradigm of the Academy

Roger Vetter

in Performing Ethnomusicology: Teaching and Representation in World Music Ensembles

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520238749
eISBN:
9780520937178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238749.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter draws attention to the author's journey from gaining knowledge to preaching gamelan for more than four decades. It highlights how the author, through the years, gained immense knowledge ... More


Prelude: “Down the Rabbit Hole”

Leslie A. Tilley

in Making It Up Together: The Art of Collective Improvisation in Balinese music and Beyond

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226661131
eISBN:
9780226667744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226667744.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

As an introduction to the book Making It Up Together: The Art of Collective Improvisation in Balinese Music and Beyond, this chapter proposes “collective improvisation” as a concept with usefulness ... More


Finding an Unspoken Model: The Boundaries of Reyong Norot

Leslie A. Tilley

in Making It Up Together: The Art of Collective Improvisation in Balinese Music and Beyond

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226661131
eISBN:
9780226667744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226667744.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The first of two chapters in a music-analytic case study on collective improvisation, this chapter introduces reyong norot, a collectively improvised practice for the Balinese gamelan gong kebyar’s ... More


Javaphilia: American Love Affairs with Javanese Music and Dance

Henry Spiller

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824840945
eISBN:
9780824868161
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824840945.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Javaphilia investigates North American orientalisms that emerged over the course of the 20th century when artists engaged with performing arts of Java. These “javaphiles,” along with subsequent ... More


Inventing the Performing Arts: Modernity and Tradition in Colonial Indonesia

Matthew Isaac Cohen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824855567
eISBN:
9780824868710
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855567.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Indonesia, with its mix of ethnic cultures, developed sense of national modernity, and cosmopolitan ethos, provides an important lens for investigating creative dialectics of tradition and modernity ... More


Creating and Conceptualizing a Balinese American Gamelan Community

Elizabeth A Clendinning

in American Gamelan and the Ethnomusicological Imagination

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043383
eISBN:
9780252052262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043383.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The chapter examines the foundation of academic gamelans and their relationships to nearby community gamelans. Using as an example the gamelans in Colorado and across the Rocky Mountains that are ... More


American Gamelan and the Ethnomusicological Imagination

Elizabeth A Clendinning

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043383
eISBN:
9780252052262
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043383.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The book seeks to answer these questions: Why are there more than 150 gamelans (Indonesian percussion ensembles) in North America, and why are more than half of them associated with American colleges ... More


Writings on Music 1965–2000: 1965-2000

Steve Reich

Paul Hillier (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151152
eISBN:
9780199850044
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151152.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

In the mid-1960s, Steve Reich radically renewed the musical landscape with a back-to-basics sound that came to be called minimalism. These early works, characterized by a relentless pulse and static ... More


1 Past and Present Issues of Islam within the Central Javanese Gamelan and Wayang Kulit

Sumarsam

in Divine Inspirations: Music and Islam in Indonesia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195385410
eISBN:
9780199896974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385410.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, Western

This chapter confronts issues of debate on music with regard to two of Indonesia's most prominent performing arts: the Javanese gamelan and wayang kulit shadow play. It critiques the histories of ... More


“A Bridge to Java”: Four Decades Teaching Gamelan in America

Hardja Susilo, David Harnish, Ted SolÍs, and J. Lawrence Witzleben

in Performing Ethnomusicology: Teaching and Representation in World Music Ensembles

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520238749
eISBN:
9780520937178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238749.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter gives a striking account of the author's journey, teaching gamelan for four decades in America. It discusses “bimusicality” in gamelan's academic infancy as it had two groups of people, ... More


Opportunity and Interaction: The Gamelan from Java to Wesleyan

Sumarsam

in Performing Ethnomusicology: Teaching and Representation in World Music Ensembles

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520238749
eISBN:
9780520937178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238749.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter highlights various facts about gamelan that prevails in the modern era. Interest in studying gamelan performance remains strong in American colleges and universities where discussion of ... More


LOU HARRISON (1917–2003)May Rain (1941): Text by Elsa Gidlow

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 1: Works Written Before 2000

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199391028
eISBN:
9780199391073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199391028.003.0035
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter considers May Rain, a miniature by Lou Harrison, one of the great pioneers of American music. This is an ideal introduction to an ‘advanced’ or ‘experimental’ idiom that poses few ... More


Interlocking Sounds, Interlocking Communities

Elizabeth A Clendinning

in American Gamelan and the Ethnomusicological Imagination

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043383
eISBN:
9780252052262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043383.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The chapter introduces Indonesian gamelan (percussion orchestra) and the roles that it has played in college world music education in North America and in the discipline of ethnomusicology. The ... More


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