Book Cover
Author Tenzer, Michael.

Title Balinese music / by Michael Tenzer
Published Berkeley : Periplus Eds. ; Seattle, Wash., U.S.A. : University of Washington distributor, [1991]


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Description 143 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents Includes index
Summary A tight interaction of melodic, rhythmic and textural components sustains the powerful orchestral gamelan music of Bali. The building blocks of the music share many traits with the larger social organization of Balinese villages, which provide a compelling setting for music that is an integral part of daily life. The primary function of music in Bali is to accompany ritual activity, but it is performed in many recreational contexts also. The instruments, most often made from bronze or bamboo, are organized into ensembles and tuned according to a set of flexibly interpreted standards. Villages may maintain one or several types of gamelan and use each for a ritually predetermined set of occasions. Music is composed, memorized, and rehearsed at the village meeting hall. When a gamelan accompanies dancers, as it often does, the close connections between movement and sound are brought to life through a complex system of interactive cues and responses. Performance standards are very high, and even with Bali's current and rapidly expanding connection to the rest of the world, gamelan music remains almost wholly unaffected by outside influences. The tradition is still learned and developed with vigor, and it has found an increasingly broad international audience
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 138-139
Notes committed to retain 20160630 20310630 EAST{Smith copy: EAST commitment} MNS
Subject Balinese (Indonesian people) -- Music.
Balinese (Indonesian people) -- Social life and customs.
Gamelan music -- Indonesia -- Bali Island -- History and criticism.
Gamelan music.
Gamelan -- Indonesia -- Bali Island.
Music -- Indonesia -- Bali Island.
Music -- Indonesia -- Bali Island -- History and criticism.
Music -- Indonesia -- Bali (Province)
Music, Balinese
Musical instruments -- Indonesia -- Bali Island.
Bali Island (Indonesia) -- Social life and customs.
LC no. 92940987
ISBN 0945971303