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Gamelan 1 (MUSI10062)

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Overview

Year of offerNot available in 2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codeMUSI10062
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The Gamelan (Indonesian orchestra) rehearses on the magnificent bronze slendro-pelog gamelan from central Java, Indonesia in the School of Music. Students learn to play all the instruments of the gamelan—gongs, drums, metal xylophones and tuned pots. Pieces learned include traditional and newly composed works for gamelan. Students work to a performance including a short excerpt from a shadow puppet play.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • demonstrate their ability to work cooperatively as a member of the gamelan
  • demonstrate an ability to perform to a high standard on a number of instruments of the gamelan
  • demonstrate an understanding of the social context of gamelan music in Indonesian life
  • show technical development as ensemble musicians
  • perform selected repertoire to concert standard
  • demonstrate a capacity to think critically and independently in matters of corporate style, sonority, balance, ensemble, phrasing, blending and musical gesture.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • demonstrate teamwork skills in rehearsal/ performance groups
  • apply time and people management skills to rehearsal and performance planning
  • demonstrate the ability to incorporate practical musical skills in unfamiliar musical traditions into their musical life
  • demonstrate a capacity to think critically and independently
  • study selected repertoire relevant to the ensemble to performance standard.

Last updated: 9 November 2018