Unplayed Melodies - Javanese Gamelan and the Genesis of Music Theory by Marc PerlmanDrawing on the insights of Java’s most respected musicians, Perlman shows how irregularities in the relationships between the melodic parts of Javanese gamelan music have suggested the existence of "unplayed melodies." To clarify the differences between these implicit-melody concepts, Unplayed Melodies tells the stories behind their formulation.
Call Number: ML 345 .J3 P47 2004 (Music library stacks)
Call Number: ML 345 .I5 S86 1995 (Music Library stacks)
Publication Date: 1995-12-15
Dance of Life : popular music and politics in Southeast Asia by Craig A. LockardWhatever its current role and significance in Anglo-American society, popular music has been and remains a tremendous social and cultural force in many parts of the world. This book explores the connections between popular music genres and politics in Southeast Asia, with particular emphasis on Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore.
Call Number: ML 3502 .A84 D36 1998 (Music library stacks)
Publication Date: 1998-05-01
The Traditional Music of Thailand by David MortonFocuses on musical instruments and the art music, or classical music of the region. Excellent photographs, and great coverage of types of ensembles and the instruments used. Very little information about vocal music.
Call Number: ML 345 .T5 M66 (Music Library stacks)