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To learn more about Balinese music and dance:

“….The drumming….was at times barely audible; you felt it rather than heard it, and the music seemed to rush ahead on its own impetus. You were swept along the stream, no longer knew what you were doing. It was something free and purely physical, like swimming or running….”  Colin McPhee – A House in Bali

Attenborough, David, David Collison, Michael Macintyre, and Anna Benson Gyles. (2007). The miracle of Bali. London: 2 Entertain. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ch8zZlNb8E

Bakan, Michael B. (1999). Music of death and new creation: experiences in the world of Balinese Gamelan Beleganjur. Chicago, Ill.: Univ. of Chicago Press.

Bakan, Michael B. (2016). War of the Worlds: Music and Cosmological Battles in the Balinese Cremation Procession. Yale Journal of Music & Religion, 2(2), 8. http://elischolar.library.yale.edu/yjmr/vol2/iss2/8/

Blair, L., Blair, L., Fanning, D., Mystic Fire Video, Inc., & WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.). (2003). Ring of fire: An Indonesian odyssey. Videorecording. Montauk, NY: Mystic Fire Video.

Clendinning, Elizabeth. (2016). Air Mengalir: I Madé Lasmawan, pedagogy, and musical kinship in the transnational Balinese gamelan community. Performing Indonesia. http://www.asia.si.edu/research/performing-indonesia/article-clendinning.php

Covarrubias, M., Luce, C. B. (1937). Island of Bali. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

De Zoete, B., & Spies, W. (1973). Dance and drama in Bali. Kuala Lumpur: Oxford University Press.

Dibia, I. W. (2011). Balinese dance, drama and music. Clarendon, Vt: Tuttle.

Dine, N., Stern, P., & Filmakers Library, inc. (1991). Bali beyond the postcard. Videorecording. New York: Filmakers Library.

Eiseman, F. B. (1990). Bali, sekala & niskala: Essays on religion, ritual, and art. Tokyo: Tuttle Pub.

Gamelan Tunas Mekar., & Windha, N. (2007). Kembali Ke Bali. Audiorecording. Denver: Synergy Distribution.

Lasmawan, I Made. (2010). Balinese gamelan ritual and performance. University of Colorado Boulder. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_fGNK6DrDA

McPhee, C., & Murdoch, J. (2002). A house in Bali. Hong Kong: Periplus.

McPhee, C. (1966). Music in Bali: A study in form and instrumental organization in Balinese orchestral music. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Pasler, J., & University of California (System). (1991). Taksu: Music in the life of Bali. Videorecording. Berkeley, CA: University of California Extension Media Center.

Tenzer, M. (1991). Balinese music. Berkeley: Periplus Eds.

Vickers, Adrian. (2012). Bali: a paradise created. Clarendon, Vt: Tuttle.

“….For a gong when struck can (or once could) dispel the demons, bring rain, wind; or give, when bathed in, health and strength. And music, which is the most ecstatic voice of life, rang from the bronze keys even as they were hammered out in the forges, over fires that have burned since time immemorial….”  Colin McPhee – A House in Bali


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