A House In Bali [Illustrated Edition]

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A House In Bali [Illustrated Edition]

A House In Bali [Illustrated Edition]

  • Author: Colin McPhee
  • Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
  • ISBN: 1786256231
  • Category: History
  • Page: 284
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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.

A House in Bali

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A House in Bali

A House in Bali

  • Author: Colin McPhee
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • ISBN: 9789625936291
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 214
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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.

Storytelling in Bali

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Storytelling in Bali

Storytelling in Bali

  • Author: H. Geertz
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004328629
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 548
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In Storytelling in Bali, Hildred Geertz analyzes over 200 texts of popular stories dictated in 1936 by the painters of Batuan, Bali. The tales reveal strong ambivalences in the tellers regarding the magical powers of kings, priests and healers.

Island Of Bali

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Island Of Bali

Island Of Bali

  • Author: Covarrubias
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317856848
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 256
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First published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Bali and the Tourist Industry

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Bali and the Tourist Industry

Bali and the Tourist Industry

A History, 1906-1942

  • Author: David Shavit
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 1476610967
  • Category: History
  • Page: 221
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The island of Bali’s sensational image was created by the tourists, artists, and scholars who visited the tiny nation between the two world wars. A Dutch colony from 1908, Bali was a source of revenue for the Dutch government, which began to develop its image as the ultimate vacation spot. The tourism industry spread the idea of Bali as a paradise in which noble, happy, spiritual Balinese—all prodigiously creative artists—lived in innocence. Sensual images of beautiful people on an enchanted isle unspoiled by modernity predominated. Bali also acquired a reputation as a homosexual paradise. A host of books and articles fed these images of Bali until it evolved into one of the most romantic stops on the tourist itinerary. The Balinese people, however, made little profit from the tourist traffic. This history of the development of tourism in Bali stretches from the Dutch occupation in 1906 to the Japanese occupation in 1942. After exhaustive research in published records and in unpublished letters, diaries, and oral histories left by many of the American and European visitors to the island as well as the Balinese residents, the author explores the reasons for Bali’s popularity among Westerners and their effects on the native culture.

Balinese Architecture

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Balinese Architecture

Balinese Architecture

  • Author: Julian Davison
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • ISBN: 1462914225
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 80
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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.

Opera Indigene: Re/presenting First Nations and Indigenous Cultures

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Opera Indigene: Re/presenting First Nations and Indigenous Cultures

Opera Indigene: Re/presenting First Nations and Indigenous Cultures

  • Author: Dr Dylan Robinson,Dr Pamela Karantonis
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1409494241
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 386
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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.

Bali: A Paradise Created

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Bali: A Paradise Created

Bali: A Paradise Created

  • Author: Adrian Vickers
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • ISBN: 1462900089
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 336
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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.

Colin McPhee

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Colin McPhee

Colin McPhee

Composer in Two Worlds

  • Author: Carol J. Oja
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • ISBN: 9780252071805
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 353
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Colin McPhee was a performer, writer, and pioneer among Western composers in turning to Asia for inspiration. A close friend of Aaron Copland, Carlos Chavez, Henry Cowell, and Virgil Thomson, he played a vital role in new music activities in New York in the 1920s, but his most important accomplishments came from his devotion to the music of Bali. Carol Oja's Colin McPhee: Composer in Two Worlds traces his life, his influences on fellow musicians, and the profound experience of a composer striving to comprehend an entirely new musical language. After hearing rare recordings of the Balinese gamelan--a percussion orchestra with delicately layered textures and clangorous sounds--McPhee traveled to Bali and worked closely with such Western anthropologists as Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson. The island may also have appealed to him because of its relatively open attitude toward homosexuality. Gay by inclination, he nevertheless married anthropologist Jane Belo and built a native-style house on the island where they lived for most of the 1930s. During this time, McPhee became a devoted and meticulous chronicler of Balinese musical culture, and his Music of Bali remains a classic in ethnomusicology. Beginning in the mid-1930s, his own compositions became an imaginative hybrid of Balinese and Western music, anticipating the later work of such figures as John Cage, Lou Harrison, and Steve Reich. Finally back in print, Carol Oja's account of McPhee's unconventional life and work evokes key issues in composition and ethnomusicology, sure to be of interest to scholars, musicians or anyone interested in 20th century American or Balinese music.

Like a House on Fire

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Like a House on Fire

Like a House on Fire

Renewal of the Arts in a Postmodern Culture

  • Author: Steve Scott
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1592441149
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 144
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In the wake of Western culture's postmodern shift, is it possible to express ultimate truth, or declare absolutes of value? In this engaging collection of essays, Steve Scott explores the possibilities for renewal of culture and the individual. Steve Scott is the director of CANA: Christian Artists Networking Association (www.canagroup.org), an international arts organization.