Lecture 2: Contemporary Music in Indonesia
Onsdag 3. mai 2017
Even a lot of Indonesians are still discussing whether there is an Indonesian contemporary music or not. Certainly there is one. Those debates have to do with the oral traditions but also with Dutch influences on the whole educational system that, until the 1990s, dismissed completely the own musical heritage. Consequently contemporariness was connected with Western developments or what people thought it would be. My talk will be about those backgrounds but also new modern tendencies in various ways.