GAMELBATI: HYBRID ELEMENTS IN CONTEMPORARY WORK
Quantum Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities
This paper is focusing on a work called Gamelbati–Mediasi Ukiran III for gamelan and chamber orchestra by Tazul Tajuddin, one of the Malaysian leading composer and pioneer in Malaysian art-music, combining local Malaysian elements and Western contemporary classical ideals. His work is one of the examples of hybridity in contemporary music in Malaysia. The analysis of the work is concentrating on the introduction, the first and second sections only out of seven sections within the analytical
... ework of tempo, instrumentation, time signatures, textures, pulses, center (internal drone), ornamental notes and extended techniques on the strings. This works is among the early compositions by the composer combining elements of East and West among 80 works composed by 2022. This work is the winner of the New Millennium Composition Commission Award UK in 2005 awarded by Birmingham Conservatoire. It is composed in 2005-06 and was performed by Birmingham Conservatoire Gamelan Players and Thallein Ensemble, conducted by Edwin Roxburgh at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (formerly known as Birmingham Conservatoire) in the UK.