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WRITING and EDITING by Jody Diamond

"Indonesian Music in America." with Barbara Benary. In Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, Vol. 3: the United States and Canada, pp. 1011-1023. Ed. Ellen Koskoff. New York and London:Garland Publishing, 2001.

Gamelan: a cross-cultural, creative, community context for music making.Thoughts on gamelan in education. Unpublished, 2000. (HTML)

"Out of Indonesia: Global Gamelan," Ethnomusicology Vol. 42, No. 1, Winter 1998, pp. 174-183. Reviews of a large number of recording by gamelan groups outside of Indonesia. (pdf)

"Yogykarta Gamelan Festival 1997." Leonardo Music Journal, Vol. VII: 92-95, 1997. M.I.T Press. (HTML)

"New Music Indonesia, Vol. I: Asmat Dream." Notes for CD on Lyrichord Discs, NY, 1992.
"New Music Indonesia, Vol. II: Mana 689," CD notes,1993.
"New Music Indonesia, Vol. III: Karya: the compositions of Wayan Sadra." CD notes,1994.
Review of full series by Jack Body, Journal of the Society for Ethnomusicology.

"Making Choices: American Gamelan in Composition and Education (From the Java Jive to Eine Kleine Gamelan Music)," in Essays on Southeast Asian Performing Arts: Local Manifestations and Cross-cultural Implications. Kathy Foley, ed. Berkeley:Centers for South and Southeast Asian Studies, 1992.

"i could go on and on. . .", poem in Frog Peak Anthology. Frog Peak Music 1992.

"Interaction: New Music for Gamelan." Notes to accompany CD of same title, in Leonardo Music Journal, V. 2, Fall 1992.

"The New Music Commissioning Project: Goals and Problems in a Cross-Cultural Music Collaboration," Jody Diamond and Larry Polansky, paper for U.C. Berkeley Conference on Gamelan in the 21st Century, published in the Proceedings (in Indonesian and English), 1992. (PDF)

"Komposisi Baru: On New Composition in Indonesia," by Wayan Sadra with Jody Diamond (introduction and translation from Indonesian), in Leonardo Music Journal, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1991.

Biographies of Indonesian composers (Subono, Subowo, Sadra, Nano S., Sutanto, Syukur, Siagian, and others) in the eighth edition of Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Composers and Musicians, ed. N. Slonimsky, 1991. (HTML)

Review of JVC Video Collection of World Music, published on the electronic network ERD (Ethnomusicology Research Digest), Number 26, November 7, 1990.

Review of Mantle Hood’s Paragon of the Roaring Sea, in Music Notes, Newsletter of the Music Library Association, 1990.

"There Is No They There: Global Values in Cross-cultural Research." Musicworks, No. 37 , June 1990. (HTML) (Print version)

"New Music from Indonesia." KPFA Folio (Pacifica Radio), November 1990.

"Indonesian Composers or International Composers?" Cum Notis Variorum. UC Berkeley Music Library, October 1989. Also given as talk at the Pekan Komponis(Composers Festival) in Jakarta, Indonesia, 1989.

"Teachers Have Questions, Too: Some Thoughts on Gamelan." Northern California Orff Bulletin, 1988.

Petaluma Gamelan Project: final report. Unpublished. 1987. (PDF)

"'In the Beginning Was the Melody': the gamelan music of Lou Harrison." in A Lou Harrison Reader, Santa Fe:Soundings Press, 1987, pp.100-103.

Modes of Consciousness and the Learning Process: an alternative model for music education. Unpublished Master's Thesis, 1979, San Francisco State University. Compares aspects of music learning in Bali and the USA.


"Sardono Kusumo: a world without boundaries." Balungan III(1):3-10. Oakland:American Gamelan Institute, 1987.

"Indonesia Group EXPO ‘86." Balungan III(1):21-29. Oakland:American Gamelan Institute, 1987.

"Philip Corner: you can only be who you are." Balungan II(3):3-10. Oakland:American Gamelan Institute, December 1986.

"Interview with Daniel Schmidt." Percussive Notes, publication of the Percussive Arts Society, Texas:PAS, 1985.

"Daniel Schmidt: Composition and the Design of American Gamelan." Balungan I(2):5-8, 1985. with Peter Adler.

"I Wayan Sinti: Combining the Old with the New." Balungan I(3):5-10, 1985.

"In That Bright World." Balungan, Vol. I, No.1, Oakland:American Gamelan Institute, 1984 (score and notes).

"Children's Gamelan Programs: from the Cross-cultural to the Creative." Ear Magazine, New York, Vol.8, No.4, Sept. 1983


All issues of Balungan since 1984, some with guest editors.

The Vocal Notation of K.R.T. Wasitodiningrat, Vol. I and II. 1994. A collection of vocal notation by a prominent Javanese teacher and composer. Ed. Jody Diamond, with consultants I.M. Harjito and Djoko Waluyo. (Available in the library of the American Gamelan Institute.)

Collected Compositions of K.R.T. Wasitodiningrat, 1992. Collected notation of orignal compositions for Javanese gamelan and voice. Indicated in the index as a subset of the Vocal Notation Collection described above.