Hindu-Buddhist Time in Javanese Gamelan Music

  title={Hindu-Buddhist Time in Javanese Gamelan Music},
  author={Jean-jacques Becker},
We have all heard it said that “music is a universal language.” What is meant by this statement is not that any music is universal, but that western classical music is universal. The distress and awkwardness of a music-loving, educated Indian at a symphony concert is matched only by the discomfort of an intelligent American at a Chinese opera performance. Musical events are profoundly culture-bound. Given enough time, one can come to appreciate the arts of an alien culture (partly by… CONTINUE READING