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MUS1060 - Gamelan Performing Arts

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Made Hood


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


Introduction to the basic theory and practice of Javanese and Balinese gamelan and performing arts including dance and theatre. The study of ensembles, tuning systems and musical structure and form. Aurally-based performance skills on the gamelan.


Students completing this unit should have a basic knowledge of the main principles, concepts and performance techniques of Javanese and Balinese gamelan music, dance and theatre terminology, and the cultural, historical and socio-political contexts of gamelan performing arts.


Essay (2000 words): 40%
Exam (1.5 hours): 40%
Performance Assessment: 20%

Contact hours

3 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 2 hour practical performance class) per week