BGSU story about Jeremy’s Indonesia trip

Articles about Jeremy’s Visit to Indonesia

Book Launching Event in Jakarta, 7/6



Indonesian Blogger Reviews MNFG

Ulasan #3: Melihat Musik Indonesia Melalui Kacamata Jeremy Wallach.

OUT NOW! Musik Indonesia 1997-2001: Kebisingan dan Keberagaman Aliran Lagu

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Globalization, post-colonial identities, and Islam inform and complicate pop music in Indonesia, a Southeast Asian nation increasingly important on the global scene. The current issue of Asian Music—“Constructing Genre in Indonesian Popular Music: From Colonized Archipelago to Contemporary World Stage” 44(2) available in July 2013—examines commercial music from this island nation.

The set of seven studies considers how current directions reflect and inform cultural flows that are both regional and global, referencing colonial and post-colonial historical events. Topics include kroncong, dangdut, campur sari, fusion musics, and indie bands in Bali and Java. One study concerns the global reach of the fusion band Krakatau. The authors are known area specialists, including David Harnish, Brent Luvaas, Rebekah Moore, R. Anderson Sutton, Andrew Weintraub, and Philip Yampolsky. The issue is co-edited by Jeremy Wallach and Esther Clinton.

By focusing upon the single nation of Indonesia and the single medium of pop music, this issue of Asian Music provides a cogent frame with cohesive content useful for any study of an area-defined pop culture and its dynamics of commercialization, domestication, hybridization, mediatization, decolonization, and regionalism.

The single issue 44(2) can be ordered at a cost of US$23 within the US, US$31 in Canada, and US$36 international. Annual subscription for Volume 44 (2013) includes two issues. For information on ordering see

The Society for Asian Music is an ethnomusicology organization devoted to the appreciation, study, and research of the diverse musics of Asia. Asian Music is its journal. The Society provides small grants for student researchers. For more information about the Society see

Wallach Interviewed by the Metal Advisor

A conversation about metal, academia, Southeast Asia, and other stuff.

Versi Bahasa Indonesia akan Diterbitkan KOBAM

Sebuah penerbit buku akademis yang prestisius di Indonesia, Komunitas Bambu, telah membeli hak untuk menerbitkan versi Bahasa Indonesia dari Modern Noise Fluid Genres. Tanggal terbit akan diumumkan di website ini.


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MNFG Reviewed in JakartaBeat.Net by M. Taufiqurrahman

“Kadang saya berharap dia salah mengeja atau salah memahami inside jokes misalnya tentang skena musik di Jakarta. Namun saya tidak pernah menemukan kesalahan itu di buku ini” (at times I hoped he would make a spelling error or misunderstand an inside joke, for example about the Jakarta underground scene, though I never did encounter any such mistakes in the book).

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