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Summer 2016

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Conservatory of Music


In today's world gamelan is a music that is consumed in many contexts. From being performed on the island of Bali for religious ceremonies to being performed internationally. This exposure has changed the ways in which the instruments are built by including plastic resonators and cords. These materials are used to make the instruments more stable as they are shipped and played around the world.

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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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