Well written, Harnish takes the reader through themes of pedagogy, community, and Balinese gamelan
to end with a discussion of authenticity and theories of orientalism.
Extensively illustrated with over 200 full-color photographs, Balinese Dance, Drama and Music: A Guide to the Performing Arts of Bali takes the reader on a captivating tour of the history, style, and function of Balinese gamelan
music, dance, drama, and puppetry.
Enjoy high-stepping from the Murphy Irish Dancers and live music with the Balinese Gamelan
Sekar Jaya and San Francisco Taiko Dojo on subsequent programs.
Gamelan Sekar Jaya: Balinese Gamelan
in America (Gamelan Sekar Jaya.
At Lingsar this happens with the performance of a Balinese gamelan
gong kuna between four and five am on the opening day.
Its core is the ancient Balinese gamelan
salunding, a set of iron metallophones, struck gently (and sometimes harshly) with wooden mallets.
sounds like magic: part rain on the roof, hammering down in relentless cascades as it does on this small, tropical Indonesian island; part sunlit shimmer, as the quavering melodies float from the synchronized mallets of as many as 50 or 100 musicians in the gamelan orchestra.
Steve Reich, for example, was certainly inspired by Balinese gamelan
and Ghanaian drumming; but, long before dub and hip-hop, he also made pioneering use of tape effects and studio manipulations.
Reared on Shubert and Beethoven, Reich also has studied Balinese gamelan
and the traditional form of cantillation (chanting of Hebrew Scripture) along the way.
I read some of After Yesterday's Crash while half-listening to a CD of Balinese gamelan
music - gorgeous stuff, what angels on drugs must listen to - and realized I was exemplifying part of what McCaffery was after in this anthology: we live in a world of bizarre conjunctions (in this case, ancient music played on a high-tech CD while reading a book of avant-garde fiction), but too few writers attempt to capture that disorienting melange of media overkill, global awareness, hyperconsumerism, and sensory overload that makes up postmodern life.
In addition, studies of the life and works of the American composer and musicologist of the 1930s, Colin McPhee, who was influenced by the Balinese gamelan
, have recently appeared.
A Balinese gamelan
orchestra includes the districtive gender, a wooden instrument similar to a xylophone, along with a two-stringed lute-like instrument, flutes and gongs.
by an open rehearsal of the UO's Balinese gamelan
with I Made Moja and student dancers from Lane Community College and the UO, coached by Bonnie Simoa of the LCC dance faculty.
The material is enhanced by Leonard's enthralled delight and occasional backhanded swipes, and Jacob's complete lack of irony or humility, oblivious to his pretentiousness even as he tosses in lofty references to Sufi poetry, cross-rhythmic Balinese gamelan
music and Schoenberg.