Music in Central Java Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture

ISBN-10: 0195147375

ISBN-13: 9780195147377

Edition: 2005

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Music in Central Java: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture, isone of the case study volumes in the Global Music Series, edited by Bonnie Wade and Patricia Shenhan Campbell. This volume describes the adventures of two central characteres: John an american student who travels to Java and Joko, a JAvanese musician. Their adventures and exploits lead them through Javanese society and as they travel they explore the variety and range of instruments and perormance styles through out central JAva. Flexibility, appropriateness and intergration are the three themes that drive Javanese musical culture, and this book pays particular attention to them as well as to Javanese musicians. While gamelan is the focus of the text, the author also provides a broad survey of the other types of music that may be found in Central Java. This book introduces cultural and social processes and the values of music in Javanese life. The text features eye witness accounts of performances, interviews with key performers, hands-on activities, vivid illustrations and a 70 minute CD of the author's field recordings.
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Book details

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/12/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Bonnie Wade earned her B.Mus. from Boston University in 1963, her M.A. in ethnomusicology from UCLA in 1967, and her PhD in ethnomusicology from UCLA in 1971. She taught at Brown University until 1975, when she moved to to the University of California Berkeley, where she is professor of music.  

CD Track List
First Hearings
What Is a Gamelan?
Gamelan Performance Contexts in Solo: Life Cycles and Musical Cycles
Cyclicity and Coincidence
Music in the Everyday
Patronage and Sociopolitical Change
Social Status, Language, and Interaction
Gamelan at the Radio Station
Similarities and Differences
Categories and Cross-Cultural (Mis)Communication
Conclusion: Three Themes
Flexibility of Frameworks and Processes
A Sense of Time
Making and Marking Musical Time: Gongs and Drums
Cyclicity and Colotomic Function
Lancaran Drum Patterns
Gongs, Drums, and the Flexibility of Time
Gamelan, Tuning, and Instrumental Melody
Gamelan Tunings
Tuning Systems: Slendro and Pelog
Gamelan Instruments
Instrumental Melody
Melody and Elaboration
Balungan, Peking, and Bonang
"Landrang Asmaradana"
Songs, Singers, and Gamelan
Social Aspects of Singing
Poetry, Song, and Gamelan
Melodic Elaboration and Training in the Arts
Rebab, Gender, and Other Elaborating Instruments
Cengkok, Variation, and the Transmission of Musical Knowledge
Shadows and Tales
Wayang in Pangkah Village
Javanese Shadow Plays
The Stories and the Telling: The Main Elements
Physical Setup
Plots and Plot Sources
Characters and Character Types
Language and Voice
Movement Patterns
Dramatic Structure: Schemata of Various Sizes
Music for Motion and Emotion--Wayang Kulit
"Brajadenta Balela"
Wayang Repertoire
Music for Expressing Emotion: Sulukan
Music for Accompanying Motion: Gendhing Lampah
Music for Setting a Scene: Gendhing
Return to "Brajadenta Balela"
Flexibility and Appropriateness
Conventions and Innovations
Java and Beyond
Pak Cokro
Interconnectedness: Theater, Dance, and Music
Educational Institutions
Regionalism and the Dominance of Solonese Style
Java and the Rest of Indonesia
Java and the World
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