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05 December 2008 23:45

The Gamelans of the Kraton Yogyakarta

This document is a study of how, in a specific context that is animated by a particular understanding of the world, musical instruments become objects of reverence in addition to their practical utilization as tools of musical performance. The context of this study is the royal palace (kraton) of the former Sultanate of Ngyogyakarta Hadiningrat (hereafter shortened to "Yogyakarta," which is also the name of the city in which the palace is physically situated)