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Balinese Gamelan Music [With CD (Audio)]

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andlt;bandgt;With extensive photographs this guide to Balinese music showcases the history, culture and art of the gamelan ceremony. andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Bali has develop and nourished an astonishing variety of musical ensemblesand#8212;called andlt;iandgt;gamelanandlt;/iandgt;and#8212;comprising dozens of instruments mainly made of bronze or bamboo, and organized into groups with as many as 30 to 40 players. In andlt;iandgt;Balinese Gamelan Musicandlt;/iandgt;, Michael Tenzer, a noted Professor of Music at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, presents an introduction to many types of Balinese gamelan ensembles, each with its own established tradition, repertoire and context. The instruments and basic principles underlying the music are introduced, providing listeners with the means to better appreciate the musicand#8212;and its importance not only in Bali but around the world.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;The gamelan music of Bali is a centuries-old kaleidoscope of sound and rhythm that is recognized today as one of the world's most sophisticated musical traditions. Despite rapid changes in contemporary village life, hundreds of groups still perform regularly around this tiny islandand#8212;from isolated mountain hamlets to the bustling precincts of Denpasar, Kuta and Ubud. The primary function of gamelan music in Bali is to accompany religious rituals. Each village typically maintains several different gamelan sets, using each one for a different set of occasions. Music is memorized, and rehearsed in village meeting halls, temples, or private homes. When a gamelan group accompanies a Balinese dance performance, the close coordination between the dancers' movements and the music is established through a complex system of interactive cues and responses. Performance standards are extremely high and even with Bali's rapid modernization in recent years, the gamelan tradition remains vital and largely undiminished by outside musical influences.

Synopsis:

This authoritative book, newly revised and updated with an audio CD of recordings, presents an introduction to the basic types of Balinese gamelan ensembles, each with its own established tradition, repertoire and context. The instruments and basic principles underlying the music are introduced, providing listeners with the means to better appreciate the music. A portfolio of color photographs and a brief guide to studying and experiencing music in Bali will prove indispensable to visitors and gamelan aficionados around the world.

About the Author

Michael Tenzer teaches at the University of British Columbia and is a well-known composer of both Western and Balinese music.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804841863
Author:
Tenzer, Michael
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Author:
Moja, I Made
Subject:
General Performing Arts
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Subject:
MUSIC / Ethnomusicology
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
International
Subject:
balinese songs; balinese music; music of bali; travel; balinese instruments
Subject:
balinese drama; balinese music; balinese dance; balinese art; gamelan music; music of bali; balinese culture; balinese masks; bali indonesia; bali travel; bali book bali art; bali music; bali history; bali culture; bali dance
Subject:
balinese drama ; balinese music ; balinese dance
Subject:
music of bali ; balinese culture ; balinese masks ;
Subject:
bali book bali art ; bali music ; bali history ; bali culture ; bali dance
Edition Description:
Paperback with disc
Series:
No Series
Publication Date:
20110931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
40 color photos
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , This authoritative book, newly revised and updated with an audio CD of recordings, presents an introduction to the basic types of Balinese gamelan ensembles, each with its own established tradition, repertoire and context. The instruments and basic principles underlying the music are introduced, providing listeners with the means to better appreciate the music. A portfolio of color photographs and a brief guide to studying and experiencing music in Bali will prove indispensable to visitors and gamelan aficionados around the world.
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