Department of Music

Continuities and Change: A Celebration of Balinese Music, Theatre, and Dance
Worcester, MA, November 2003


Continuities and Change:  
A Celebration of Balinese Music, Theatre, and Dance

The College of the Holy Cross, November 21-23, 2003
Worcester, Massachusetts


Lynn Kremer and Shirish Korde, Conference Co-Chairs
Desak Made Suarti Laksmi, Artistic Director, Luce Assistant Professor of
Balinese Music, Theatre, and Dance
I Nyoman Catra, Artistic Director
Bethany Collier, Program Coordinator

The College of the Holy Cross and the Departments of Music and Theatre,
with support from the Henry Luce Foundation, announce a conference and
festival, Continuities and Change: A Celebration of Balinese Music,
Theatre, and Dance, November 21-23, 2003, at the College of the Holy Cross
in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Performers, scholars, and composers from Indonesia, Canada, and the United
States will join together for this weekend of stimulating performances and
scholarly presentations.  The College's Luce Assistant Professor of
Balinese Music, Theatre and Dance, Desak Made Suarti Laskmi, will be
joined by Bali's celebrated national treasure, I Gusti Ngurah Windia, and
other internationally renowned Balinese performing artists, many of whom
are on faculty at the Indonesian National Academy of Performing Arts
(STSI).

The three-day conference will feature several fascinating performances and
concerts, academic papers and panels, performance workshops, and master
classes.  Keynote speakers for the event are international scholar and
performer I Made Bandem and renowned composer and ethnomusicologist
Michael Tenzer.

The conference will open with an exciting presentation of gong kebyar
music and traditional Balinese dance by the eminent artists invited
especially for the conference. Other performances will include topeng
prembon, wayang kulit, and a featured concert of contemporary music by
living composers who have been influenced by Balinese music.

CALL FOR SCORES: Composers are encouraged to submit up to three (3) scores
for consideration.  Pieces should evidence a clear link to Balinese music.  
Submissions require a score and/or sound recording, and should be sent to
Shirish Korde, Conference Co-chair; 28 Hurlbut Street, No. 2, Cambridge,
MA 02138, USA.  Enclose a self-addressed, postage-paid envelope if you
would like your submissions returned.

CALL FOR PAPERS: The committee is also seeking academic paper submissions,
which must be limited to 20 minutes.  Interested scholars, performers, and
students should submit an abstract (maximum 500 words) to Lynn Kremer,
Conference Co-Chair; 12 Allen Hill Road, Princeton, MA 01541, USA.  In
addition, we invite proposals for panels (60-90 minutes) and workshops (60
minutes).  Proposals should include a brief description of the topic and
contents of the presentation, panel participants, and note any audiovisual
equipment required.

The deadline for all submissions is August 1, 2003