Part of the reason for this is that--in addition to the use of a Western drum set such as a ride cymbal, floor tom, toms, bass drum, snare drum and hi-hat--Prabowo uses traditional local instruments often found in Javanese gamelan music
such as the kempul, kendang, and gong.
So from 1970 through 1974, I proceeded to study both of those musics - I traveled to Ghana in 1970 and then later studied Balinese gamelan music
in Seattle and Berkeley.
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.
Catch Tim, Brendan and the Gamelan players at the Sage on Monday, July 18, or for other opportunities to learn about Gamelan music
check out the Gong website http://gongfestival.
Along the same theme, but different in construction and perspective, Sumarsam, in chapter 3 reveals the importance of the Javanese gamelan for the development of ethnomusicology as a discipline, especially in his teaching at Wesleyan Univeristy--"The study of Indonesian music, particularly gamelan music
, was directly linked to the initial development of ethnomusicology during the post-World War II period" (p.
Mary's Episcopal Church, 13th Avenue and Pearl Street, using puppets and gamelan music
in a tradition that originated centuries ago on Java, now an island of Indonesia.
The music is woody, acoustic, full of cross rhythms and the kind of repetitive, overlapping cycles that have a lot in common with the Far Eastern gamelan music
that greatly inspired minimalist composers like Steve Reich and Terry Riley.
Javanese dancer/choreographer Eko Supriyanto will perform a selection of his new choreography set to live gamelan music
at 7:30 tonight as part of a free Friday Nights at the Getty performance series.
Part one, directed by Frankfurt dancer Dana Caspersen, begins with a bare, monochromatic stage, onto which Forsythe and actor Ron Thornhill emerge to the sounds of Javanese gamelan music
(Sirimpi's Provisions for Death).
An exotic island of volcanoes, waterfalls, and rain forests, Bali has a dreamlike cadence punctuated by the heady perfume of tropical flowers and gamelan music
Central Javanese gamelan music
(karawitan) is characterized by a rich multi-part texture that revolves around a single melody.
One Sasak musician called the Balinese gamelan music
"an umbrella within which everything evolves," acknowledging that the festival cannot take place until the Balinese gamelan performs on the opening day, and the audience for the Balinese masked dance has equal numbers of both groups.