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Summer 2016

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Conservatory of Music


This summer, a group of music students, faculty, and alumni travelled to Bali, Indonesia to conduct research on the musical and cultural practices found on the island. We learned and performed different types of gamelan, a popular Indonesian percussion ensemble, consisting of gongs, cymbals, drums, and flutes as well as metallic barred instruments you strike with a hammer. My topic explores how Balinese art is incorporated into the Balinese version of the Christian faith.

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This piece is part of the Bali Soundscapes collection, which features photographs, audio essays, and written essays by Gettysburg College students who took the Language, Culture, & Immigration in Bali course during the summer of 2013 or 2016. See for more.

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