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Mcphee benjamin britten lou western classical

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Unformatted text preview: e, Benjamin Britten, Lou Western classical composers (Colin McPhee, Benjamin Britten, Lou Harrison, Michael Tenzer, Evan Ziporyn, etc.) Harrison, Michael Tenzer, Evan Ziporyn, etc.) Instrument Families and Functions Instrument time-keeping: low gongs and drums (cycling patterns) melody: woods (flutes and xylophones), strings and singers (usually very rhythmically free) ornamentation: high gongs, woods (elaborates the melodies and/or time-keeping) "Time Keepers" "Time 6 types of gongs, subsets are 6 types of gongs, subsets are common. common. Kempyang* Kempyang* Kenong* Kenong* Kethuk* Kethuk* Kempul** Kempul** Gong Suwukan** Gong Suwukan** Gong Ageng** Gong Ageng** * laid flat, ** suspended * laid flat, ** suspended "Time Keepers" "Time 6 types of gongs, subsets are 6 types of gongs, subsets are common. common. Kempyang* Kempyang* Kenong* Kenong* Kethuk* Kethuk* Kempul** Kempul** Gong Suwukan** Gong Suwukan** Gong Ageng** Gong Ageng** * laid flat, ** suspended * laid flat, ** suspended Colotomic Patterns Colotomic Colotomic Patterns Colotomic Colotomic Patterns Colotomic Colotomic Patterns Colotomic Colotomic Patterns Colotomic Traditional Colotomic Patterns Traditional alternate in repeated patterns of 8, 16 or 32 beats. patterns are symmetrical. gong ageng always ends the pattern on last beat. patterns are grouped in 4's first group of 4 always has a silent beat 3. Listening to the colotomic pattern Listening How many beats is this pattern? How many distinct layers do you hear? How is this piece the same / different from what we've heard so far? Listening to the colotomic pattern Listening How many...
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