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The Resource Unplayed melodies : Javanese gamelan and the genesis of music theory, Marc Perlman

Unplayed melodies : Javanese gamelan and the genesis of music theory, Marc Perlman

Label
Unplayed melodies : Javanese gamelan and the genesis of music theory
Title
Unplayed melodies
Title remainder
Javanese gamelan and the genesis of music theory
Statement of responsibility
Marc Perlman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The gamelan music of Central Java is one of the world's great orchestral traditions. Its rich sonic texture is not based on Western-style harmony or counterpoint but revolves around a single melody. The nature of that melody, however, is puzzling. In this book, Marc Perlman uses this puzzle as a key both to the art of the gamelan and to the nature of musical knowledge in general. Drawing on the insights of Java's most respected musicians, Perlman shows how irregularities in the relationships between the melodic parts have suggested the existence of "unplayed melodies." To clarify the differences between these implicit-melody concepts, Unplayed Melodies tells the stories behind their formulation, identifying each as the creative contribution of an individual musician in a postcolonial context.--Publisher description
Cataloging source
COO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Perlman, Marc
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Music
  • Gamelan music
  • Melody
  • MUSIC
  • MUSIC
  • Gamelan music
  • Melody
  • Music
  • Indonesia
Label
Unplayed melodies : Javanese gamelan and the genesis of music theory, Marc Perlman
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-243) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cognitive preliminaries: the nature of musical knowledge and the processes of creative thinking -- A brief introduction to karawitan -- Karawitan as a multipart music: the relations between the melodic parts -- The balungan as melodic guide -- Theorizing melodic guidance: the social and historical context of Javanese music theory -- Three concepts of unplayed melody -- Implicit-melody concepts in perspective -- Patterns of conceptual innovation in music theory: a comparative approach
Control code
ocn558442672
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 254 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520930490
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, music
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttszq79
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)558442672
Label
Unplayed melodies : Javanese gamelan and the genesis of music theory, Marc Perlman
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-243) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cognitive preliminaries: the nature of musical knowledge and the processes of creative thinking -- A brief introduction to karawitan -- Karawitan as a multipart music: the relations between the melodic parts -- The balungan as melodic guide -- Theorizing melodic guidance: the social and historical context of Javanese music theory -- Three concepts of unplayed melody -- Implicit-melody concepts in perspective -- Patterns of conceptual innovation in music theory: a comparative approach
Control code
ocn558442672
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 254 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520930490
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, music
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttszq79
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)558442672

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