The music of Indonesia demonstrates its cultural diversity, the local musical creativity, as well as subsequent foreign musical influences that shaped contemporary music scenes of Indonesia. Nearly thousands of Indonesian islands having its own cultural and artistic history and character.
How do you describe the elements of music Indonesia?
The gamelan is the main element of traditional Indonesian music. The instruments in a gamelan are composed of sets of tuned bronze gongs, gong-chimes, metallophones, drums, one or more flute, bowed and plucked string instruments, and sometimes singers.
What is the vocal and instrumental music of Indonesia?
Gamelan is an instrumental ensemble including metallophones, xylophones, drums gongs, bamboo flutes, and plucked strings. In Indonesia, gamelan usually accompanies dance wayang puppet performances, such as the 3.14 Company’s 2001 Wayang Tempest production, rituals, or ceremonies.
What mood of feelings does express in gamelan music of Indonesia?
Gamelan is a type of orchestra from Javanese culture and it has many moods. Explanation: The times I have heard it in Indonesia were always very relaxing and the music seemed to match the time of day. The quality in high class hotels is probably the best so I have been lucky to hear top quality gamelan.
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.
Why is gamelan music important?
Similarly, Gamelan is also very important. Not only does it help depict stories with music, but it also used for prayer and to entertain people. Therefore, understanding gamelan is paramount as it embodies culture and identity of each area.