Glass Gender Instrument Design Model by Toni Konde


  • Kiswanto Etnomusicology, Institut Seni Indonesia Surakarta, Indonesia
  • Dolly Nofer Insulinde – Art and Design research Center, Padang Pariaman, Indonesia


The material object of this study is the form of a glass gender design model by Muhammad Sulthoni or Toni Konde as creators. The aim is to uncover and explain the shape of the glass gender design model from an organological and acoustic perspective. Another perspective concerns the methods and stages of experimentation that its creators go through. So, this article also reveals the innovation process in creating such musical instruments. The knowledge generated from this research provides a new understanding of the innovation model of traditional musical instruments. This knowledge has the opportunity to become a source of reference and learning material in the field of music education and creativity. This knowledge also benefits the creation and development of musical instruments, which will benefit community empowerment activities. This research shows that the barung gender inspires Konde’s glass gender instrument model on the gamelan device of the Central Javanese tradition (Surakarta). Konde adopted the gender construction system as a ‘reference’ or ‘reference’ material to produce a new version of gender creation. This gender is worked on with selected and determined materials through exploration and experimentation. The characteristics of the work produced by Konde can be recognized in the method he applied, namely through the transfer of vehicles and collaboration based on the principles of reduction, reuse, recycle to maintain environmental sustainability and artistic creativity. The significance of this article is the recognition of new gender methods and formats that can stimulate the growth of new musical works.







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