Cross Culture and Gamelan Studies in Japan

Bramantyo, Triyono (2018) Cross Culture and Gamelan Studies in Japan. International Seminar Program “Cross Culture in Music”. pp. 1-18. (Unpublished)

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Cultural phenomenon of the gamelan dissemination to the world outside Java, Indonesia, seems like the early Western music dissemination to the outside Western culture. Perhaps it brought some wonders, excitements, and the needs to imitate that followed by the creative process for making the something new, something that might be suitable for their own musical language or expression. Historically speaking, the early Western music dissemination and cultivation in Indonesia was happened in the 16th century (1512) that was brought mostly by the Portuguese missionaries and merchants.1 In 1535, most of the children in the collegio of Teranate islands (established by Antonio Galvao) already sung the Gregorian songs in Latin or Portuguese languages. And the local people had also been introduced to the guitar and the violin that in the future had become the importance musical instruments of their folk songs. These can be found until recently to the whole Maluku islands and the areas of Flores. Meanwhile, the Portuguese missionaries came to Japan in 1543 and the dissemination and cultivation of Western music and Catholicism developed more profoundly that the area of Hirado had been called as ‘a little Rome’. The local people not only imitated how to play the organ but also had produced the instrument at later on. The remains of the Gregorian songs can still be found in what so-called ‘Uta-Orashio’.

Item Type: Article
Bramantyo, Triyononidn0018025702
Subjects: Musik > Pengkajian seni musik (musikologi dan pendidikan musik)
Divisions: Fakultas Seni Pertunjukan > Jurusan Musik
Depositing User: Triyono Bramantyo
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2021 07:37
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2021 07:37

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