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A House In Bali

Author : Colin McPhee
ISBN : 9625936297
Genre : Music
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In the 1930s a young American composer heard some gramaphone records of Balinese gamelan musicùthe clear metallic music of the land that forever changed his life. As a result, Colin McPhee lived for the day when he could travel and study the beautiful island of Bali, its people, culture, and music. His classic text written in the 1940s still remains the only literary narrative of the island by a classically trained musician, and this unique perspective allowed him to immerse himself in the people, and music of his beloved Bali. And in the end, he only left the island in 1938 as the threat of the second World War loomed over the Pacific. McPheeÆs work is a landmark look at BaliÆs distinctive gamelan tradition, and is now available again more than 50 years after it was written.

A House In Bali Illustrated Edition

Author : Colin McPhee
ISBN : 9781786256232
Genre : History
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Includes 39 photographs taken by the author during his time in Bali. A young American composer, quite by accident, heard some gramophone records of Balinese gamelan music that were to change his life completely. Such was his fascination that he ‘wanted to hear every gamelan in the countryside’. This book is an account of his stay in Bali just before the Pacific War. A House in Bali merits republication because of its sympathetic and often amusing account of the author’s involvement in Balinese society. While the author’s musical interests take up a considerable part of the narrative, music was itself such an integral part of Balinese life that the reader gets an overall impression of life on the island. Much has been written on the art of Bali and by artists but this is the only narrative by a musician and stands in its own right as a worthwhile period piece.

Balinese Architecture

Author : Julian Davison
ISBN : 9781462914227
Genre : Architecture
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Balinese style villas and resorts are popping up everywhere—from Ibiza to St Barts to Singapore. But what is Balinese architecture? And why is it so popular today? Traditional Balinese houses, temples and pavilions are designed to allow man to exist in harmony with the natural forces of the universe—reflecting core Balinese beliefs about man's place in relation to the cosmos, the gods, the ancestors, and the world around him. Innovative local and Western architects have been designing resorts and villas on Bali for decades, drawing their inspiration from these local traditions. In this one-of-a-kind book, author Julian Davison provides a comprehensive guide to Balinese architectural forms, the Balinese belief system, the rituals associated with building, the materials and construction techniques, and the intricate ornamentation used. Over 100 watercolor illustrations and photographs provide a clear picture of the island's architecture as well as an eye-opening look at a culture and a people that have captivated the world's imagination.

Island Of Bali

Author : Covarrubias
ISBN : 9781317856849
Genre : Social Science
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First published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Opera Indigene Re Presenting First Nations And Indigenous Cultures

Author : Dr Dylan Robinson
ISBN : 9781409494249
Genre : Music
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The representation of non-Western cultures in opera has long been a focus of critical inquiry. Within this field, the diverse relationships between opera and First Nations and Indigenous cultures, however, have received far less attention. Opera Indigene takes this subject as its focus, addressing the changing historical depictions of Indigenous cultures in opera and the more contemporary practices of Indigenous and First Nations artists. The use of 're/presenting' in the title signals an important distinction between how representations of Indigenous identity have been constructed in operatic history and how Indigenous artists have more recently utilized opera as an interface to present and develop their cultural practices. This volume explores how operas on Indigenous subjects reflect the evolving relationships between Indigenous peoples, the colonizing forces of imperial power, and forms of internal colonization in developing nation-states. Drawing upon postcolonial theory, ethnomusicology, cultural geography and critical discourses on nationalism and multiculturalism, the collection brings together experts on opera and music in Canada, the Americas and Australia in a stimulating comparative study of operatic re/presentation.

Improvisation And Composition In Balinese Gend R Wayang

Author : Nicholas Gray
ISBN : 9781351928304
Genre : Music
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This book is an examination of the music of the Balinese gendér wayang, the quartet of metallophones - gendér - that accompanies the Balinese shadow puppet play - wayang kulit. The book focuses on processes of musical variation, the main means of creating new music in this genre, and the implications of these processes for the social and historical study of Balinese music, musical aesthetics, concepts of creativity and compositional methods. Dr Nick Gray tackles a number of core ethnomusicological concerns in a new way, including the relationship between composition and improvisation, and also highlights issues specific to Balinese music, including the importance of flexibility in performance, an aspect that has been largely ignored by scholars. Gray thus breaks new ground both in the study of issues relating to improvisation and composition and in Balinese music studies.

Bali A Paradise Created

Author : Adrian Vickers
ISBN : 9781462900084
Genre : Travel
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The Island of Bali—a true paradise is explored in this classic travelogue. From the artists and writers of the 1930s to the Eat, Pray, Love tours so popular today, Bali has drawn hoards of foreign visitors and transplants to its shores. What makes Bali so special, and how has it managed to preserve its identity despite a century of intense pressure from the outside world? Bali: A Paradise Created bridges the gap between scholarly works and more popular travel accounts. It offers an accessible history of this fascinating island and an anthropological study not only of the Balinese, but of the paradise–seekers from all parts of the world who have traveled to Bali in ever–increasing numbers over the decades. This Bali travelogue shows how Balinese culture has pervaded western film, art, literature and music so that even those who've never been there have enjoyed a glimpse of paradise. This authoritative, much–cited work is now updated with new photos and illustrations, a new introduction, and new text covering the past twenty years.

Insight Guides Bali And Lombok Travel Guide Ebook

Author : Insight Guides
ISBN : 9781786717733
Genre : Travel
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The mere mention of Bali and Lombok conjures up images of an otherworldly tropical paradise, and for good reason too. These islands are home to some of the best beaches in the world and boast unbeatable tropical scenery. Both islands also boast some of the most impressive Buddhist and Hindu temples in existence. Be inspired to visit by this fully overhauled guide, a comprehensive full-colour guide to these paradise islands. Inside Insight Guide Bali and Lombok: A fully overhauled edition by our expert author. Stunning, specially commissioned new photography that brings these breath-taking islands and habitants to life. Highlights of the country's top attractions, including the best beaches and temples, in our Best of Bali and Lombok. Descriptive region-by-region accounts that cover both islands, including Denpasar and Mataram. Detailed, high-quality maps throughout will help you get around and travel tips give you all the essential information for planning a memorable trip, including our independent selection of the best hotels and restaurants. About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guidebooks and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure. 'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine

Bali Morning Of The World

Author : Nigel Simmonds
ISBN : 9781462913596
Genre : Travel
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Bali: Morning of the World is a stunning visual representation of one of the most magical islands on Earth. With more than 130 color illustrations by world-famous photographer Luca Invernizzi Tettoni and personal experiences from author Nigel Simmonds, this Bali photography book provides valuable insight into a fascinating culture that has managed to preserve its elaborate and time-honored traditions, even in a fast-changing world. This Bali travel pictorial contains: History and Geography Rituals and Religions Arts and Crafts Theatre and Dance Featuring the extraordinary natural beauty of the island, Bali: Morning of the World portrays both the Balinese people and their home in a cornucopia of color and design and is a perfect souvenir book for those that have traveled to Bali, or those planning on doing so.

Balinese Architecture Discover Indonesia

Author : Julian Davison
ISBN : 9781462908684
Genre : History
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Balinese Architecture is a step-by-step guide to the intricacies of Balinese architecture. Traditional Balinese don't live in houses in the conventional sense of the word. Instead, they divide their daily activities between a number a different pavilions which are situated within a family compound that is secluded from the outside world b a high wall Although these living arrangements may seem at first to be a fairly haphazard affair, they are actually grounded in a complex metaphysical system which provides a cosmological framework for maintaining harmonious relations between man and the rest of the universe. This Balinese guide takes a detailed look at this fascinating architectural tradition with watercolor illustrations, designs and extensive commentary.

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