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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


Culture in Common: Intersecting European, Javanese, and Chinese Art Worlds

Matthew Isaac Cohen

in Inventing the Performing Arts: Modernity and Tradition in Colonial Indonesia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824855567
eISBN:
9780824868710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855567.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The constituent ethnic groups of nineteenth-century Indonesia shared arts – remaking them as what Raymond Williams called “culture in common.” European arts, including drama and music, promoted a ... More


Shadows

Alphonso Lingis

in Irrevocable: A Philosophy of Mortality

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226556765
eISBN:
9780226557090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226557090.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Wayang orang is the dance drama performed in Java and Bali. The strange angles in which the hands are held, the legs bent, the reversals of the elbows and torso as though the dance could not move in ... More


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