Music and Dance of Bali
Taught by I Made Subandi
With Assistant Teachers Wayne Vitale & Carla Fabrizio
Nov 17th & 18th (10-2pm)
Hands-on experience playing in a gamelan gong kebyar ensemble—the most prevalent type of orchestra in Bali. The music of this five-tone ensemble is rich and energetic in style with complex interlocking melodies. Students will learn Tabu Telu Cerucuk Punyah, a traditional instrumental piece popular all over Bali, considered a fundamental piece for gamelan musicians to learn. The title refers to the embellished trompong technique cerucuk punyah (small drunken bird), so-named because of its energetic and intoxicating syncopated melodies. Students will learn the core musical structure, gain experience with multiple styles of interlocking kotekan, including norot & nyogcag, as well as learn aspects of ensemble playing and group unity that are central to Balinese music.
See an example of the Tabu Telu Cerucuk Punyah on You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYqCOy44kHw
I MADE SUBANDI (GSJ Guest Music Director) is one of Bali's most internationally recognized modern composers. Known for his love of experimentation, he is in high demand throughout Bali and internationally for his innovative compositions. He is a graduate of Bali’s National Institute of the Arts and has taught for many years at the Indonesian Academy of Performing Arts in Bali.