COURSES

2016-2017
MUSI 232 - Central Javanese Gamelan Ensemble
Wed. 1:30 – 3:20

An introduction to performing the orchestral music of central Java and to the theoretical and aesthetic discourses of the gamelan tradition.  Student form the nucleus of a gamelan ensemble that consists primarily of tuned gongs and metallophones; interested students may arrange for additional private instruction on more challenging instruments.  The course culminates in a public performance by the ensemble.  No previous musical experience required.  (no regular final exam; permission of instructor required; meets during reading period)

Instructor: Sumarsam, University Professor of Music, Wesleyan University

BA Akademi Seni Karavitan
MA Wesleyan University
PhD Cornell University

Recent research: Islam in Indonesian performing arts

Most recent book: Javanese Gamelan and the West, University of Rochester Press, 2013.
A gamelan musician and dhalang (puppeteer) Sumarsam performs, conducts workshops, and lectures throughout the US, Australia, Europe and Asia


CLASS SCHEDULE and LOCATION will be found at Yale’s Online Course Information Site (click here)>>

See also INDONESIAN LANGUAGE STUDIES AT YALE




MUSI 232 - CLASS PERFORMANCES:


December 4, 2016
Javanese Wayang Shadow Puppet Play
“BIMA’S QUEST FOR ENLIGHTENMENT”
Dhalang: Professor Sumarsam
Yale Gamelan Ensemble: students of Music 232 and guest artists
Synopsis, Cast, additional information >>


May 6, 2016 
Javanese Wayang Kulit
“ARJUNÅ IN MEDITATION”
Dhalang: Prof. Sumarsam;
Yale Gamelan Ensemble: students of Music 232 and guest artists I.M. Harjito, Alec McLane, and Muryanto
Synopsis, Cast, additional information >>


December 2, 2015
JAVANESE GAMELAN - CONCERT AND LECTURE-DEMO,
Sumarsam, University Professor of Music, Wesleyan University; Instructor, MUSI 232, Yale Department of Music 
Featuring the Yale Gamelan Ensemble: students of Music 232