Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 5603 Bull Valley Road in McHenry, will present what is probably the first-ever performance of Indonesian Gamelan music
in McHenry County on Sunday, March 18 at 10:45 am as part of their Celebrating Life and Community through Music worship series.
A local graduate student studying at San Diego State University and his Balinese colleague gave a presentation on Balinese culture, complete with films, a demonstration of gamelan music
and two masked dances.
Ou by Cypriot composer Andys Skordis, written in the Cypriot dialect and executed by nine musicians together with electronic elements and pre-recorded Gamelan music
He begins with a description of the first large-scale North American encounter with the cultures of Java through the Sundanese gamelan music
performed at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893, then explores episodes in the lives of each individual that were most affected by images of Java and their significance for their self-fashioning, including the difference between their actual experiences and their representations.
She holds degrees in classical piano performance and ethnomusicology and has performed in Balinese gamelan music
concerts throughout the Washington, D.
In this study, he draws on his academic background in ethnomusicology to explore the complex relationship between the gamelan music
of Java (Indonesia) and the West.
The Planet Gamelan festival, held in 1993 at Dartmouth College, included performances ranging from traditional Balinese and Javanese gamelan music
to contemporary compositions by Indonesian and US-American composers.
Anyone listening to marimba, vibraphone, xylophone, or gamelan music
knows, instinctively, that the human species is capable of irenic coexistence.
Batik arose at royal courts, where, along with gamelan music
and theatre, it ranked among the fine arts.
Betty studied Balinese gamelan music
and I made drawings of everything I saw.
The Song of Miriam," in which strings and mallet percussion orbit each other in perpetual musical motion, is one of the most beautiful things I've heard in a long time: a wondrous bit of clockwork whose cyclical perfection recalls Balinese gamelan music
But as we know from the example of Debussy, strongly influenced by authentic Javanese gamelan music
, the Exposition could serve as more than mere entertainment.