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Benjamin Brinner is Associate Professor of Music at the University of California at Berkeley where he has taught ethnomusicology since 1989. He has also taught at Tel Aviv University and the Hebrew University in Israel. He has conducted research in Central Java, Bali, Israel and the West Bank, focussing on issues of musical interaction, competence, and memory.

These topics are developed in his book Knowing Music, Making Music: Javanese Gamelan and the Theory of Musical Competence in Interaction (University of Chicago Press, 1995). He is currently working on books on Malay Storytelling, musical interactions among Jewish and Arab musicians in Israel, and the workings of musical memory in Java and Bali.

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