Javanese Gamelan music from Central Java, Indonesia.
Gamelan are Indonesian orchestras that feature bronze gongs, chimes and other melodic percussion instruments. Gamelan music incorporates unique tuning systems, intricate melodies, sophisticated rhythms, and flexible interaction among musicians. The ensemble will focus on learning the traditional court music from the city Surakarta.
Meets Tuesdays, 4:00–6:00 pm in the Ethnomusicology Ensemble Room (Art Annex 120).
Course Information: MUS 149. Indonesian Gamelan Ensemble (2 units)