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FA-10254-70

Mantle L. Hood
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD 21250-0001)

Music of the Javanese Gometon

Completion of 2-volume work on role of Javanese music in the socio-economic context of 2000 years of Indonesian history. Such a study will serve as a model for similar research on other cultures and further research field of ethnomusicology. ABSTRACT: Completion of 2-volume work on role of Javanese music in the socio-economic context of 2000 years of Indonesian history. the gometon orchestra of Central Java is the most complex and highly evolved tradition of all the musical cultures of Southeast Asia. Study to serve as model for similar research on other cultures not only in Southeast Asia but also in Latin America, Africa and medieval Europe. Will also contribute to future studies involved with Afro-American, Mexican-American and Oriental-American minorities currently of such interest in US today. Fellow is founder of Institute of Ethnomusicology and is, more than any other single man, responsible for the growth and acceptance of ethnomusicology as a humanistic discipline in its own right rather than as a branch of anthropology. Ethnomusicology, involving the study of teh music of non-Western cultures, merges musicology and anthropology.

Project fields:
Music History and Criticism

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$15,500 (approved)
$15,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1971 – 12/31/1971