Notes from an Italian hermitage – despatches from BOLOGNA #3
A House in Bali
Era(s): Pre WW2
As a young American composer, Colin McPhee quite by accident heard some recordings of Balinese gamelan music. Changed forever by this experience, he “wanted to hear every Gamelan in the countryside.” This book recounts the details of his stay in Bali just before World War II. It presents an amusing and sympathetic look at Balinese society and a rare look at the importance of music in Balinese life.
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