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Summer 2016

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Conservatory of Music


This summer, a group of music students, faculty, and alumni traveled to Bali, Indonesia to conduct research on the musical and cultural practices found on the island. This podcast explores beleganjur, a type of Gamelan, an Indonesian percussion ensemble, consisting of gongs, cymbals, drums, and pitched bossed pots made of bronze. This art form is a popular one on the island and several groups were featured at the Bali Arts Festival during our time there.

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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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