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The Gamelan Digul and the Prison-Camp Musician Who Built It:: An Australian Link with the Indonesian Revolution (Eastman Studies in Music) Hardcover

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Product Details

  • Series: Eastman Studies in Music (Book 15)
  • Hardcover: 152 pages
  • Publisher: University of Rochester Press; annotated edition edition (March 28, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580460887
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580460880
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,919,419 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


A fascinating biographical account. . . the book is outstanding material for teaching a concept that readers surely will not miss: that, beyond artifice, music has served well the workings of power and radical politics. JOURNAL OF ASIAN STUDIES, Vol 62:4 Such is the remarkable achievement of Margaret Kartomi's patient and obviously loving efforts with this project. A "little book" perhaps, but one for which the author and publisher are due our special thanks. ASIAN STUDIES REVIEW One of the most special gamelan(s) outside of Indonesia . . . is the subject of Margaret Kartomi's monograph, The Gamelan Digul and the Prison Camp Musician Who Built It. . . . An elegant and tuneful field recording of Pontjopangrawit's rebab playing made by Hood is included as an "extra feature" on the CD. . . . Kartomi presents a compelling yarn. --BIJDRAGEN TOT DE TAAL-, LAND- EN VOLKENKUNDE (Matthew Isaac Cohen)

About the Author

MARGARET KARTOMI, AM, FAHA, Dr. Phil, is the Professor of Music at Monash University. She has published over a hundred articles, several books, and notes for CDs and LPs of the music of various parts of Indonesia and other ethnomusicological topics. She was elected a member of the Australian Academy of Humanities in 1982 and was awarded the Order of Australia for services to Southeast Asian music in 1991.

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