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RASAAffect and Intuition in Javanese Musical Aesthetics$
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Marc Benamou

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195189438

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189438.001.0001

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Having Rasa, Part 2

Having Rasa, Part 2


(p.137) Five Having Rasa, Part 2

Marc Benamou

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The question of what makes music “rasaful” is continued in chapter 5, but with more of a focus on the moment of performance. In particular, the role of improvisation in creating rasa, and rasa as a criterion for judging excellence (including at gamelan competitions) are explored.

Keywords:   improvisation, rasa, performance, garap, musicianship, appropriate, competition

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