The Fictioning Horror Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | September 17, 2014

Merritt Tierce: IMG Has My Husband Read It?



My first novel, Love Me Back, was published on September 16. Writing the book took seven years, and along the way three chapters were published in... Continue »
  1. $16.77 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Love Me Back

    Merritt Tierce 9780385538077

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$74.25
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
1 Remote Warehouse Music- Ethnomusicology

This title in other editions

Other titles in the Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology series:

Gamelan Gong Kebyar: The Art of Twentieth-Century Balinese Music with CD (Audio) (Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology)

by

Gamelan Gong Kebyar: The Art of Twentieth-Century Balinese Music with CD (Audio) (Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The Balinese gamelan, with its shimmering tones, breathless pace, and compelling musical language, has long captivated musicians, composers, artists, and travelers. Here, Michael Tenzer offers a comprehensive and durable study of this sophisticated musical tradition, focusing on the preeminent twentieth-century genre, gamelan gong kebyar.

Combining the tools of the anthropologist, composer, music theorist, and performer, Tenzer moves fluidly between ethnography and technical discussions of musical composition and structure. In an approach as intricate as one might expect in studies of Western classical music, Tenzer's rigorous application of music theory and analysis to a non-Western orchestral genre is wholly original. Illustrated throughout, the book also includes nearly 100 pages of musical transcription (in Western notation) that correlate with 55 separate tracks compiled on two accompanying compact discs.

The most ambitious work on gamelan since Colin McPhee's classic Music in Bali, this book will interest musicians of all kinds and anyone interested in the art and culture of Southeast Asia, Indonesia, and Bali.

Synopsis:

The Balinese gamelan, with its shimmering tones, breathless pace, and compelling musical language, has long captivated musicians, composers, artists, and travelers. Here, Michael Tenzer offers a comprehensive and durable study of this sophisticated musical tradition, focusing on the preeminent twentieth-century genre, gamelan gong kebyar. Combining the tools of the anthropologist, composer, music theorist, and performer, Tenzer moves fluidly between ethnography and technical discussions of musical composition and structure. In an approach as intricate as one might expect in studies of Western classical music, Tenzer's rigorous application of music theory and analysis to a non-Western orchestral genre is wholly original. Illustrated throughout, the book also includes nearly 100 pages of musical transcription (in Western notation) that correlate with 55 separate tracks compiled on two accompanying compact discs. The most ambitious work on gamelan since Colin McPhee's classic Music in Bali, this book will interest musicians of all kinds and anyone interested in the art and culture of Southeast Asia, Indonesia, and Bali.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 461-469) and index.

Table of Contents

List of Figures

Foreword by Steve Reich

Acknowledgments

Notes on Pronunciation, Orthography, and Transcription

Chapter 1. Introduction

Encountering and Learning Kebyar

Composition, Theory, and Ethnomusicology

Overview

Part One: Approaches to Kebyar

Chapter 2. Kebyar Orchestral Resources

Kebyar Timbre and the "Outside" of the Sound

Scale (Saih) and Tuning(Laras)

Cosmology, Aesthetics, and a Spatial Model for Scale Tones

A Three-Dimensional Model of Kebyar Pitch Space

Instrumentation

Instrument Classification and Textural Strata

Vertical Relationships between and within Strata

Orchestration in Practice

Chapter 3. The Social Construction of Kebyar Ensemble Virtuosity

The Geocultural Roots of Balinese Music

Balinese Collectivity and the Sekaha

The Changing Sekaha I: The Birth of Kebyar

The Changing Sekaha II: Kebyar up to Independence

The Changing Sekaha III: Kebyar after Independence

The Sekaha in the New Order

Changes in the Sekaha Today: One Group's Narrative

Multidimensionality and Collectivity in Kebyar

Chapter 4. Contexts for Kebyar Theory

Early Balinese Gamelan Scholarship: McPhee's Contributions

Balinese Gamelan Scholarship: 1940 to the Present

The Recent History of Music Theory in Java and Bali

Javanese Counterparts for Balinese Music Concepts

Issues for Kebyar Music Theory

Analytical Approaches to Kebyar and the Music of the European Classic Period

Elaboration and Style: A Preliminary Analysis

Part Two: Structure in Kebyar

Chapter 5. History, Repertoire, Topic, and Structure

Historical Periods and Gamelan Genres

Scanning the Repertoire

Composition Types and Theatrical Forms

Topic Classes

Analytical Interlude: From Topic Class to Structural Class

Structural Classes

Inside Melodies

Melodic Identity and Melodic "Quality"

Chapter 6. Melody and Figuration

Analytical Conventions and Preliminaries

Analytical Commentary on 4-, 8-, and 16-beat Melodies/Character Topic Sources

Analytical Commentary on 32- and 64-beat Melodies

Analytical Commentary on 128- and 256-beat Melodies/Abstract Topics

Unfixed Pokok Elaboration: Payasan

Fixed Pokok Elaborations I: Noninterlocking Parts

Fixed Pokok Elaborations II: Interlocking Parts

Kotekan Categories and Analytical Preliminaries

Analysis of Symmetrical Kotekan Patterns

Asymmetrical Melody and Elaboration

Kinds of Tua-based Asymmetry in Kebyar

Asymmetry in Tua Compositions

Conclusion: Asymmetry and Vocal Traditions

Chapter 7. Meter and Drumming

Prelude: Kebyar Drummers as Leaders and Stylists

Overview

Drum Pattern and Balinese Meter

Drum Styles, the Vocabulary of Drum Strokes, and Their Syntax and Structure

Pattern Identity and Quality

Stable and Active Patterns and the Impact of Drumming on Form

Drumming and Dance Movement

Drum Improvisation and Kendang Tunggal

Conclusion

Chapter 8. Form and Composition

Prelude: Kebyar Composers

Overview

Elements, Contexts, and Element-Progressions

The Shape of the Gending: Balinese Categories of Musical Form

Inside Gending Looking Out

Conclusion: Form and Composition

Part Three: Kebyar in Bali and Abroad

Chapter 9. Fantasy on Wilet Mayura

Background and Reception

The Text and Singing

Locating Innovation and Expression

Balinese and Western Temporalities in Context

Wilet Mayura in Cross-Cultural Perspective

Playing in All Registers

Chapter 10. Epilogue: Kebyar and Ideas of New Music

Contents of the CDs

Sources Cited

Index-Glossary of Indonesian and Balinese Terms

General Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226792835
Author:
Tenzer, Michael
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Ethnomusicology
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Southeast Asia
Subject:
Gamelan
Subject:
Gamelan music.
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Asia - Southeast Asia
Subject:
MUSIC / Ethnomusicology
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology
Series Volume:
no. 2
Publication Date:
20000831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
27 halftones, 70 musical examples 26 lin
Pages:
520
Dimensions:
27 cm. +

Other books you might like

  1. New Complete Guitarist Used Trade Paper $11.95
  2. Essential Songs - TV New Trade Paper $24.95
  3. The Easy Show Tunes Fake Book: 100... New Trade Paper $18.75
  4. Music in South India: The Karnatak... New Trade Paper $44.50
  5. The Sound of Music: Easy Piano... New Trade Paper $12.75

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Music » Ethnomusicology
Arts and Entertainment » Music » History and Criticism
History and Social Science » World History » Southeast Asia

Gamelan Gong Kebyar: The Art of Twentieth-Century Balinese Music with CD (Audio) (Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology) New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$74.25 In Stock
Product details 520 pages University of Chicago Press - English 9780226792835 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
The Balinese gamelan, with its shimmering tones, breathless pace, and compelling musical language, has long captivated musicians, composers, artists, and travelers. Here, Michael Tenzer offers a comprehensive and durable study of this sophisticated musical tradition, focusing on the preeminent twentieth-century genre, gamelan gong kebyar. Combining the tools of the anthropologist, composer, music theorist, and performer, Tenzer moves fluidly between ethnography and technical discussions of musical composition and structure. In an approach as intricate as one might expect in studies of Western classical music, Tenzer's rigorous application of music theory and analysis to a non-Western orchestral genre is wholly original. Illustrated throughout, the book also includes nearly 100 pages of musical transcription (in Western notation) that correlate with 55 separate tracks compiled on two accompanying compact discs. The most ambitious work on gamelan since Colin McPhee's classic Music in Bali, this book will interest musicians of all kinds and anyone interested in the art and culture of Southeast Asia, Indonesia, and Bali.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.