COURSES

2017-2018
MUSI 232 - Central Javanese Gamelan Ensemble

An introduction to performing the orchestral music of central Java and to the theoretical, cultural and aesthetic discourses of the gamelan tradition.  Student form the nucleus of a gamelan ensemble that consists primarily of tuned gongs and metallophones.  The course culminates in a public performance by the ensemble at the end of the semester.  No previous musical experience required. This class also requires students to explore cultural background of gamelan tradition through reading articles and watching films and discussions in class. (permission of instructor required; meets during reading period)

Instructor: Maho Ishiguro, Visiting Instructor in Music, Wesleyan University

MA Wesleyan University
Ph.D candidate in ethnomusicology at Wesleyan University; recently awarded the Nadia and Nicholas Nahumck Fellowship for her research on the topics of “Acehnese dance and music forms, women’s practice of performing arts, and changing socioreligious climate in post-tsunami Aceh, from 2004 to today.” She has previously received Fulbright Hays DDRA fellowship and Asian Music Grant to conduct her research about Acehnese dance in Indonesia. Maho is also the director of Smith Central Javanese Gamelan Ensemble in Northampton, MA. 
 


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 - PAST 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