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Published: 21 October 2010

344 Pages | 9 black and white halftones, 38 line illustrations


ISBN: 9780195189438

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Affect and Intuition in Javanese Musical Aesthetics

Marc Benamou

AMS Studies in Music

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  • One of the most thorough explorations of local aesthetics to date
  • Based on performance and conversation with Javanese musicians
  • Demonstrates how musical context informs both musical form and aesthetics (i.e., the music is also social, philosophical, psychological)
  • One of the few ethnographically grounded studies of cross-cultural musical meaning

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