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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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- Summer '06
- Music, Chamber music, Henry Purcell, shadow puppet theater, piano Piano Quintet, quintet String Quartet