Gamelan Concert

December 15, 2011 § Leave a comment

On December 7th the Gamelan band came and played for us in Arts 111.  Gamelan is a musical style from Indonesia that includes gong and several different instruments that are similar to xylophones.  Prior to the concert we had a lecture on the music.  This is a style of music which is passed on from generation to generation.  However, there is a class being taught at CSUSM which teaches this, I enjoyed the music and culture so much I will be taking this class in the spring.  What really inspired me about this style is what we learned in the lecture which is that the music is traditionally played with a shadow puppet show.  I really liked the way the puppets looked and was inspired by them for my own work.

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