Music in Bali Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture

ISBN-10: 0195141490

ISBN-13: 9780195141498

Edition: 2004

Authors: Lisa Gold
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Description: Music in Bali is a volume in the Global Music Series, edited by Bonnie Wade and Patricia Shehan Campbell. This volume, appropriate for use in undergraduate, introductory courses on world music or ethnomusicology, introduces the musical traditions of Bali. The text discusses the ensemble tradition of Balinese music, underscoring the communal nature of the social organization of Bali. By describing various performances - from a temple ceremony, to a shadow puppet performance,to a masked dance drama - Gold surveys the range of performance contexts from the highly sacred to the secular. Stressing the vitality and centrality of music in Bali, the text describes the interconnectedness of the layers of the Balinese musical tradition, illustrating the integration of music, dance,theater and ritual in Balinese society. Drawing on over 25 years of study of Balinese music and shadow-puppetry, author Lisa Gold presents contemporary Balinese performance within its cultural and historical context, linking Bali's rich past to its present role in a modern, globilized society. Through a careful examination of musical traditions and guided listening, Gold illustrates how new compositions borrow or reuse material from earlier traditions while also allowing for individualexpression and innovation in a vibrant contemporary culture.

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List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/28/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.50" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

CD Track List
The Balinese Ceremonial Soundscape: Simultaneity of Soundings
Place, Time, and Circumstance
The Act of Offering
Odalan (Temple Ceremonies) and Rame (Full, Boisterous, Active)
Spatial Orientation
Cycles of Time
Large-Scale Time: Stories and History
Cultural Tourism
Thinking in Threes: Historical Periods, Degrees of Sacredness, and Spatial Orientation of the Performing Arts
The All-Encompassing Adat (Tradition)
In the Sacred Space of the Inner Courtyard (Jeroan): Old-Period Genres as Offerings
In the Ceremonial Space of the Middle Courtyard (Jaba Tengah): Middle-Period Genres
The More Secular Space of the Outer Courtyard (Jaba): New Creations and Entertainment
Instruments: Materials, Tuning, and Timbre
The Power of Bronze
Tuning and Timbre
The Waves of Paired Tuning: A Gamelan's Breath of Life
Tuning Systems, Scales, and Notation
Gamelan Gong Kebyar: The Explosive Twentieth-Century Style
Instrument Families in Gamelan Music
The Gongs
Cycles of Time in Music: Gongs that Mark Colotomic Meters
Keyed Instruments (Metallophones)
Gender-Type Metallophones
The Low Metallophone Instruments
The Gangsa Family
Other Layers of Melody
Drums: Aural Conductor of the Ensemble
Cymbals (Ceng-Ceng)
Interlocking and Layering: Musical Roles in the Ensemble
The Musical Community of a Gamelan Sekaha
The Stratified Texture of Gamelan: Simultaneous Melodies
The Pokok (Basic Melody)
Communal Elaboration: Interlocking Parts (Kotekan)
Gangsa Kotekan: Polos and Sangsih
Single-Note Kotekan
Syncopated Patterning Kotekan
Expansion and Contraction of a Kotekan Pattern
Reyong Figuration: Melodic Interlocking and Percussive Accentuation
Comparison of Reyong and Trompong
Leadership, Cueing, and Ensemble Interaction
Gaya (Charismatic Gesture)
Conclusion: Putting the Layers Together
The World of Stories: Integration of Music, Dance, and Drama in Traditional Balinese Theater
Playing the Past in the Present
Genres in the Old Category: Sacred Ensembles
Genres in the Middle Category: The Hindu Javanese Legacy
Genres in the New Category: Drawing from Middle and Old and Breaking Free
The Idea of Completeness: Revisiting Rame
Assumptions and Conventions in Traditional Balinese Theater
The Concept of a "Story": Orality and Literacy in Performance
The Panji Cycle
Levels of Abstraction and Accessibility
The Role of Interpreters
Genres of Theater
Wayang Kulit (Shadow Puppet Theater)
The Dalang
The Progression of a Performance
Taksu: Divine Inspiration and "Shifting Focal Points"
Characterization, Movement, and Gong Structures That Enliven Balinese Theater
Aesthetics and Character Types: Halus (Refined) and Keras (Strong)
Male, Female, and Androgynous Dance Styles
Topeng (Masked Dance Drama)
The Characters
Progression of a Topeng Play
Free Choreography
Free versus Fixed Choreography
Elements of Dance and Music in Topeng and Legong
Vocabulary of Movements
Angsel: Dance and Music Articulation
Colotomic Meters Delineating Theatrical Situation and Mood
Gabor Longgor
Gamelan Balaganjur
Listening to Two Topeng Pieces
Large-Scale Form in Gong Kebyar and Its Antecedents
"Classical" Tripartite Form
Three Contrasting Movements
Gineman: Metrically Free Preludes
Listening to an Entire Piece: The Tripartite Form in "Sinom Ladrang"
Innovations in Form and Texture in Kebyar Kreasi Baru (New Creations)
Form in Kebyar: Cyclicity and Linearity
New Textures
Kebyar Passages: A Display of Gaya
Kebyar-style Gineman: Gegenderan
"Jaya Semara" ("Victorious Divine Love/Love Deity")
Transformation of Form and Other Innovations
Gong Kebyar Competitions at the Bali Arts Festival
Kreasi Baru Trends at the Dawn of the Twenty-first Century
Conclusion: Traditional Arts in a Rapidly Changing World
Arts Workshop/Studio Collectives (Sanggar)
Conclusion: Three Themes Revisited at a Cremation Ceremony
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