In this talk, Rohan Iyer provides a crash course in Gamelan music theory in order to acquaint the audience with the musical workings of the well-known gong-chime ensemble from Central Java. In addition to discussing the benefits of listening to musical styles from around the world, this talk also acts as an introductory pathway for those interested in further exploring the musical cultures of Southeast Asia.
Rohan is a graduate of the MusB (Hons) programme at The University of Manchester and has also recently completed a Masters in Ethnomusicology at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London. He is currently a prospective PhD student whose research specialisms are centred in Southeast Asia, with a focus on music from Indonesia and Thailand. In addition to scholarly interests, Rohan is also an active performer across several genres of music.
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Topic: Listening Hour with Rohan Iyer
Time: Oct 13, 2020 09:00 PM London
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Meeting ID: 939 6182 2137