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Made Mantle Hood
A Hindu-Balinese Philosophy for Gamelan Gong Gede Music
Reihe: KlangKulturStudien/SoundCultureStudies
Bd. 2, 2011, 496 S., 49.90 EUR, 49.90 CHF, br., ISBN 978-3-8258-1230-0

This book combines ethnography, philosophy and musical analysis for an in-depth look into the social context and musical praxis of gamelan gong gede, the largest gamelan orchestra of bronze gongs and percussion on the island of Bali. The Hindu -Balinese notion of three human qualities called triguna serves as an interpretive framework for categorizing the musical repertoire according to both widespread religious knowledge and more esoteric wisdom.

Made Mantle Hood researches "musical diversity" and the `'negotiation of tradition" as Lecturer in Ethnomusicology at The University of Melbourne Music Conservatorium in Melbourne, Australia.

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