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Javanese Gamelan and the West.

Author: Sumarsam.
Publisher: Woodbridge : Boydell & Brewer, 2013.
Series: Eastman/Rochester Studies Ethnomusicology.
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In 'Javanese Gamelan and the West', gamelan performer and scholar Sumarsam explores the concept of hybridity in performance traditions that have developed in the context of Javanese encounters with the West. The book begins by looking at the ""domestication"" of Western music in Javanese performance traditions during the colonial and postcolonial era. In the second part of the book, Sumarsam turns to the  Read more...
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Sumarsam.
Javanese Gamelan and the West.
Woodbridge : Boydell & Brewer, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sumarsam.
ISBN: 9781580467995 1580467997
OCLC Number: 854971935
Description: 1 online resource (222 pages).
Contents: Frontcover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgments; Note on Orthography; Introduction; Part One: Hybridity in Javanese Performing Arts; 1 Performing Colonialism; 2 Performing the Nation-State; 3 Opera Diponegoro; Part Two: Gamelan as Intercultural Object; 4 Deterritorializing and Appropriating Gamelan; 5 Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Gamelan Theory: Metaphorical Readings of Gamelan; Conclusion; Notes; Glossary; Selected Discography; Bibliography; Index; Backcover.
Series Title: Eastman/Rochester Studies Ethnomusicology.

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In 'Javanese Gamelan and the West', gamelan performer and scholar Sumarsam explores the concept of hybridity in performance traditions that have developed in the context of Javanese encounters with the West. The book begins by looking at the ""domestication"" of Western music in Javanese performance traditions during the colonial and postcolonial era. In the second part of the book, Sumarsam turns to the presentation and representation of gamelan in the West, exploring cross-cultural perspectives on gamelan theory and discussing the presence of gamelan in Western World's Fairs and American aca.

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