What is timbre in Indonesian culture?
7 Timbre: The Color of Music
The tone color of music — or “timbre,” as we call it in the Western tradition — is influenced by both technical and aesthetic factors. This program examines the creation and effects of timbre in jazz and Indian, West African, Irish, Bosnian, Indonesian gamelan, and Japanese music.
Why stepping above the gamelan instruments are considered disrespectful?
The first rule is due to the spiritual identity of the instruments. By stepping over them, you are disrespecting their spiritual identity. If you do step over an instrument, you must immediately apologize to it.
What is the function of Indonesian music?
The functions of gamelan
Javanese gamelan does have its religious purposes as well, as an accompaniment during religious ceremonies. It has also been used as a form of entertainment performed for the amusement of the royal family, as well as accompanying the wayang puppet shows.
What instruments are used in gamelan music of Indonesia?
A gamelan is a set of instruments consisting mainly of gongs, metallophones and drums. Some gamelans include bamboo flutes (suling), bowed strings (rebab) and vocalists. Each gamelan has a different tuning and the instruments are kept together as a set. No two gamelans are the same.
What are the two types of gamelan?
There are two different scale systems used in Balinese gamelan: slendro and pelog.
What is gamelan made of?
A gamelan ensemble consists of a variety of metal percussion instruments, usually made of bronze or brass, including xylophones, drums, and gongs. It may also feature bamboo flutes, wooden stringed instruments, and vocalists, but the focus is on the percussion.
What is the difference between Javanese and Balinese gamelan music?
The Difference Between Javanese and Balinese Gamalan Music Javanese gamelan is more traditional and suitable for palaces and temples. There is a softer and deeper tone in gamelan that leaves room for singers and rhythmic patterns. Balinese music is also based on a colonial structure, but it is not always clear.