Books and Articles

2019 (projected)

  • [BOOK] Musics of the World. New York and London: Oxford University Press. (forthcoming)
  • “Between Vulgarity and Beauty: In the Interstices of Orality and Literacy,” in (TBA), (TBA, ed.). Publisher place: Name of publisher. [with Lillis Ó Laoire] (forthcoming)

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2011

2010

  • [BOOK] Focus: Traditional Irish Music. New York and London: Routledge Publishing. ISBN #9780415991476.
  • “Beberapa Ingatan Gembira Terhadap Guru Saya, Ibu Euis Komariah,” in Daweung Tineung Euis Komariah, ed. Aam Amilia, pp.135-139. Bandung, Indonesia: Jugala. [written in Indonesian]

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

  • Widower’s Paradise: an Irish Farce in Three Acts (co-written with Stacey Stearns), an unpublished comedy play set in Donegal in the early 1970s).

2004

  • “Melodic Ornamentation in the Connemara Sean-Nós Singing of Joe Heaney,” in The New Hibernia Review 8/1:122-145.
  • Memories of Stone (poetry anthology), co-editor (with Kate Newmann) and contributor. Shelton, WA: D & H Printing.

2003

  • “Competing Against ‘Tradition’ in the Sundanese Performing Arts,” in The World of Music 45/1:79-96.

2002

  • “The Ship,” (poem) in In the Deep Heart’s Core (poetry anthology) Dunstan Skinner and Bill Compton, eds., p.25. Olympia, WA: The Evergreen State College.

2001

2000

1999

  • “Competition in the Sundanese Performing Arts of West Java, Indonesia,” in Current Musicology 63:27-45.
  • Trance 3 (“Sacred Tembang Sunda of West Java”), CD liner notes. Ellipsis Arts compact disc.

1998

  • “Sunda,” and “An Introduction to Java,” in The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, volume IV (Southeast Asia), edited by Terry E. Miller and Sean Williams. New York: Garland Publishing. ISBN # 0-8240-6040-7. “Southeast Asian Musics: An Overview,” “A Survey of Scholarship on Southeast Asian Musics,” “Waves of Cultural Influence,” “Culture, Politics, and War,” and “The Impact of Modernization on Traditional Musics,” (co-written with Dr. Terry E. Miller) in The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, volume IV (Southeast Asia), edited by Terry E. Miller and Sean Williams. New York: Garland Publishing. ISBN # 0-8240-6040-7.
  • “Constructing Gender in Sundanese Music,” in Yearbook for Traditional Music 30:74-84.

1996

1995

  • “World Beat: Modern Colonialism or Indigenous Synthesis?” in ReView 17/1:31.

1993

  • “Our Laughter Balances Our Tears: Humor in Sundanese Arts,” in Balungan 5/2:11-14.

1990

  • “The Urbanization of Tembang Sunda, an Aristocratic Musical Genre of West Java, Indonesia.” Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, University of Washington.

1989

  • “Current Developments in Sundanese Popular Music,” in Asian Music 21/1:105-136.

1985

1984

Reviews

2018

  • Book review of Saints’ Cults in the Celtic World (Steve Boardman, John Reuben Davies, and Eila Williamson, eds.) in The Journal of Folklore Research Reviews. (2018)

2017

  • Film review of Seán Ó Sé: A Life in Song and Story (Matthew Allen) in Yearbook for Traditional Music 49: 198-199. (2017)
  • Book review of Flowing Tides: History and Memory in an Irish Soundscape (Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin) in The New Hibernia Review 20/4: 144-146. (2017)

2016

  • Book review of Reeling Roosters & Dancing Ducks: Mouth Music of Cape Breton (Heather Sparling) in MusiCultures 43/2: 188-190.

2014

  • Book review of Traditional Music and Irish Society: Historical Perspectives (Martin Dowling) in New Hibernia Review 154-157.

2009

  • Book review of The Norwegian Scots: an Anthropological Interpretation of Viking-Scottish Identity in the Orkney Islands (Michael A. Lange) in The Journal of Folklore Research Reviews.
  • Book review of Listening to an Earlier Java: Aesthetics, Gender, and the Music of Wayang in Central Java (Sarah Weiss) in Yearbook for Traditional Music 41:232-233.
  • Book review of The Courtesan’s Arts: Cross-Cultural Perspectives (Martha Feldman and Bonnie Gordon, eds.) in Asian Music 40/2:143-145.

2008

  • Book review of Lee’s Law: How Singapore Crushes Dissent (Chris Lydgate) in Crossroads: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Southeast Asian Studies18/2:172-174.

2006

  • Book review/essay of The Ethnomusicologists’ Cookbook: Complete Meals from Around the World (Sean Williams) in Culture and Tradition 27.

2005

  • Book review of Power Plays: Wayang Golek Puppet Theater of West Java (Andrew N. Weintraub) in Asian Music 36/2:109-113.

2004

  • Book review of Gamelan Gong Kebyar: the Art of Twentieth-Century Balinese Music (Michael Tenzer) in The World of Music 46/1:133-135.

2003

  • Book review of The Gamelan Digul and the Prison Camp Musician Who Built It (Margaret Kartomi) in Notes 59/3.
  • Video review of Wayang Golék: Performing Arts of Sunda (West Java) in Asian Music 34/2:154-156.
  • Book review of Ar Chreag i Lár na Farraige: Amhráin agus Amhránaithe i dToraigh [On a Rock in the Center of the Ocean: Songs and Singing in Tory]Ethnomusicology 47/3:384. (Lillis Ó Laoire) in
  • Book reviews of ‘Twas Only an Irishman’s Dream: The Image of Ireland and the Irish in American Popular Song Lyrics, 1800-1920 (William H.A.Williams) and How Shall We Sing in A Foreign Land: Catholic Music of the Antebellum Irish (Robert R. Grimes) in Ethnomusicology 47/1:127-130.

2002

  • Audio review of Wayang Golek: The Sound and Celebration of Sundanese Puppet Theater (Andrew N. Weintraub) in Yearbook for Traditional Music34:223.

2001

  • Audio review of Tembang Sunda: Classical Music from West Java in Yearbook for Traditional Music 33:210-211.
  • Book review of Music of Death and New Creation: Experiences in the World of Balinese Gamelan Beleganjur (Michael Bakan) in Asian Music 33/1:127-129.

1998

  • Audio reviews of Betawi and Sundanese Music of the North Coast of Java and Java: Tembang Sunda in Yearbook for Traditional Music 30:199-201.

1997

  • Book review of Gamelan Stories: Tantrism, Islam, and Aesthetics in Central Java (Judith Becker) in Journal of Asian Studies 56/1:246-247.
  • Book review of Knowing Music, Making Music: Javanese Gamelan and the Theory of Musical Competence and Interaction (Benjamin Brinner) in Yearbook for Traditional Music 29:153-154.

1996

  • Audio review of Lolongkrang in Asian Music 27/1:163-164.
  • Audio reviews of Betawi and Sundanese Music of the North Coast of Java and Night Music of West Sumatra in The World of Music 37/3:114-115.

1992

  • Book reviews of Popular Music Perspectives (B. Lee Cooper) and The End-of-the-Century Party (Steve Redhead) in Notes 49/2:623-24.
  • Book review of Sundanese Music in the Cianjuran Style: Anthropological and Musicological Aspects of Tembang Sunda (Wim van Zanten) in Yearbook for Traditional Music 24:159-160.

1990

  • Video review of Indonesia 2: Java in Asian Music 24/2:157-158.
  • Audio review of Songs Before Dawn: Gandrung Banyuwangi; Indonesian Popular Music: Kroncong, Dangdut and Langgam Jawa; and Music from the Outskirts of Java in Yearbook for Traditional Music 25:177-179.
  • Concert review of “Sunda: from Village to City, Festival of Indonesia in Performance” in Antara Kita, Bulletin of the Indonesian Studies Committee, Association for Asian Studies 30:23-27.