Vol 7 No 2 (2018): August 2018

Steve Handoyo’s Creativity in the Arrangement of Orchestral Campursari Music

Manik, Astri Marita (Unknown)
Sunarto, Sunarto (Unknown)
Triyanto, Triyanto (Unknown)

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Publish Date
28 Jul 2018


This thesis aims to analyze the creative process of an arranger named Steve Handoyo in Semarang. The researcher used interdisciplinary approach with qualitative method and interpretative case study. The supporting data were collected from observation, interview, and documentation. Triangulation were used to maintain the validity of the data. The analysis of the data was in the sequence of data reductin, presentation, and verification. The findings shows that Steve Handoyo’s creativity are projected in three elements of Barret’s theory of creation, which are; (1) Conceptual Elements (impuls, feelings, ideas). This element is realized from Handoyo’s experience in campursari and orchestra. He also uses his feelings and imagination as the source of creativity.(2) Operational Elements(media, materials, technique). The used media are computer, midi, VSD plug in, violin, drum, cuk, and keyboard. The musical materials came form his experience learning Campursari and Orchestra, while the technicalities developed from the combination of musical instruments, including violing, drum, and keyboard with the sampling of “viona house”. (3) Synthesis Elements (persepsi bentuk visual). From his experiences, Steve Handoyo imagines to apprehend the work he is going to make. Based on findings and discussion, Steve Handoyo does not include all the elements of orchestral instruments into his work, the authors hope for Steve Handoyo's later work with orchestral music can be adjusted to the rules of orchestration that includes all elements of the Orchestral instrument so it  does not sound just an orchestra feel.

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Catharsis: Journal of Arts Education provides an international forum for research in the field of the art and creative education. It is the primary source for the dissemination of independently refereed articles about the visual arts, performances (music, dance, drama/theater/play), creative ...