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Unformatted text preview: Bamboo Gender Wayang Instrumental ensemble Smallest group of four musicians Bronze metalophone with 10 metal bars Bamboo resonator under each bar. Played with wooden mallets Large gender gede Small gender barangan Played in slendro scale (five-note scale, dividing the octave into five nearly equal parts) Purposeful mistuning causes shimmering sound Monophonic texture Heterophonic texture Polyphonic texture (kotekan) Religious functions Ritual gatherings Temple festivals Dance dramas Social dancing Shadow puppet theater (Wayang Kulit) Shadow Puppet Theater Dalang (Puppetmaster/Priest) The Prosperity of Wibisana Overture Story-Puppets-Musical Techniques Usually based on religious subjects Parables Myths Social Political Current topics of the day...
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2008 for the course MUSIC 102 taught by Professor Stuart during the Summer '06 term at Iowa State.
- Summer '06