Lisa Gold is a Lecturer at the University of California at Berkeley where she earned her Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology with a specialization in Balinese and Javanese music in ritual & theater, gamelan gender wayang and shadow puppetry. Other research interests include transmission and communicability, folklore and folk music of the British Isles, oral performance and improvisation, music and space and place, mediatization, and performance eco-systems. She is a member of Gamelan Sekar Jaya, Gamelan Sari Raras, and ShadowLight. She has performed and conducted extensive research in Bali and the U.S., and is the author of Music in Bali: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture (Oxford University Press Global Music Series, 2005), and a number of articles, including a chapter in Performing Arts in Postmodern Bali: Changing Interpretations, Founding Traditions. Graz Studies in Ethnomusicology (2013), the Bali article in the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, and a published paper presented at the International Seminar and Festival of Indonesian Music, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC (in press).
Courses Lisa has enjoyed teaching include Music of Southeast Asia, Music and Theater of Southeast Asia, Music of Bali, Music of Bali and Java, and Music in Ritual and Festival Soundscapes., along with Balinese Gamelan performance ensemble. She believes in integrating performance and creative projects in her lecture courses so that students have integrated experiential learning.