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American Gamelan and the Ethnomusicological Imagination

Elizabeth A Clendinning


The book seeks to answer these questions: Why are there more than 150 gamelans (Indonesian percussion ensembles) in North America, and why are more than half of them associated with American colleges and universities? How and why did gamelan ensembles spark the ethnomusicological imagination? What impact have these ensembles had on college music programs, their local communities, and transnational Indonesian performing arts scenes? How does a lifetime of teaching foreign college students shape the lives of non-American music teachers? First providing an overview of gamelan and its incorporatio ... More

Keywords: Bali, cultural diversity, ethnomusicology, gamelan, I Made Lasmawan, world music

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780252043383
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252043383.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elizabeth A Clendinning, author
Wake Forest University