Bali Moods No.1 takes as its starting point traditional Balinese gamelan music and is written throughout in an equally-tempered version of the pelog scale, one of the two predominant scale systems associated with Indonesian music. The 'moods' of the title is also meant to imply 'modes'. Bali Moods No.1 is the first of a series of three works for flute and piano to explore the varied characteristics of Balinese moods and modes.