- UC Santa Cruz
- The Arts
Education and Qualifications
2015 Doctor of Philosophy, Digital Music Composition University of California, Riverside.
Dissertation: The Sonification of Data for Interdisciplinary Audiovisual Composition. Expected graduation: December 2015.
2007 MFA Digital Art and New Media, University of California Santa Cruz, _Thesis: Gamelan Plesetan: Multimedia Non-Idiomatic Improvisation.
Practice-based Ethnomusicology: Balinese and Javanese Gamelan Musics, Indonesian Institute of the Arts, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia, 2003-2005.
Electronic Arts Internship, Six months at Center for Electronic Art, San Francisco, California, 1994.
BS Apparel and Textile Design, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1991.
Millinery Course, Kensington and Chelsea Adult Institute, London, England, 1990- 1991.
Study Abroad Fashion Design, Middlesex University, London, England, 1989- 1990.
Guest Lecturer/Video Performance Art Workshop, Performance Art & Experimental Theatre 202, La Verne University, La Verne, California :: January 2011.
Electronic Music Workshop Instructor, BOPKRI Middle School, Yogyakarta, Java :: August 2008.
Guest Lecturer, Textiles of the Pacific: Javanese Batik, History of Art and Visual Culture Department, UCSC :: May 2007.
Teaching Assistant, University of California, Santa Cruz :: Fall 2005-Spring 2008. Click Here for a detailed list of courses for which I have been a Teaching Assistant.
Arts Bridge Digital Arts Initiative, Designed and lead a seven week Digital Animation Course for art students grades 6-8, Mission Hill Middle School, Santa Cruz, CA :: Winter 2006.
UCR Arts Block Advisory Council, Graduate Adviser, Riverside, CA. 2010-Present.
EARS: UCR Experimental Acoustic Research Studio, Student Researcher, Riverside, CA. 2010-Present.
Semi Permanent Autonomous Zone Collective, Founding Member, Music and Art Event Production, San Francisco Bay Area, California. 1992-Present.
Nascent Project, Inc., Founding Member, Community Arts Education, Berkeley, California. 1995-2005.
Food Not Bombs, Arts Event Programming and Execution, San Francisco, California. 1995-1997.
Jerry Abrams Headlights, 1960s Psychedelic Lightshow, San Francisco, California. 1992-1995.
Your Sister's House, Co-Founder, Bay Area Women's Dance Event Production, San Franciso, California. 1992-1994.
Grants and Awards
University of California Riverside Graduate Division Dean's Distinguished Fellowship, 2010-2011.
Florence French Scholarship, Digital Arts and New Media Department, UCSC 2007.
Benjamin Porter College Graduate Arts Research Committee Grant, UCSC 2007.
Porter College Artist/Lecturer Grant, UCSC 2007.
ArtsBridge Digital Arts Initiative Grant, UCSC 2006.
Darmasiswa Republic Indonesia Grant, Practical Ethnomusicology, Intitiut Seni Indonesia, Yogyakarta 2003-04.
Council for Creative and Performing Arts Grant, Textiles and Apparel Department, Cornell University, 1990.
Hybridity in Music. Paper Topic: Gamelan Plesetan: Exploring Hybridity and the Rhizomatic Nature of Global Gamelan. University of Miami, March 26, 2011.
cellsbutton 04: Invisible Cells: 2010 Yogyakarta International New Media Festival, Sponsored by the House of Natural Fiber, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, July 29-August 7, 2010.
University of California State of the Arts Conference (UCIRA) 2008: UC Riverside, Riverside, CA, November 6-9, 2008.
cellsbutton 02: 2008 Yogyakarta International New Media Festival , Sponsored by the House of Natural Fiber, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, August 15-29, 2008.
_UC Art Intervention Festival, UC Santa Cruz, CA, May 15-17, 2008.
_epicenter 2007:: UC Digital Art Research Network Symposium_, UC Riverside, January 26-27, 2007.
Electronics Live!: Interactive Gamelan and Video Installation. Culver Center for the Arts, Riverside, CA, April 7.
SOUNDGATE: Online and Onsite Sound Art Exhibition. A month-long, continuously streamed sound art exhibition. A part of Port2010, hosted at Kunsten (the Danish Museum of Modern Art), Utzon Centre and Platform4, Aalborg, Denmark, October-November.
OPEN SPACE: International Visual Art Show, Video Installation, Bledog Art Space, Ubud Bali, Indonesia, July 6-20.
Ubud Earth Day, Living Art Installation, collaboration with Anas Etan. Ubud Community Park, Ubud Bali, Indonesia, April 24.
_VIDEO:WRK_, International Video Exhibition and Festival. Gallery Surabaya, Surabaya, Java, Indonesia, June 11-16.
Cellsbutton 02, Interactive video installation at LIP Gallery, Lembaga Indonesia Perancis, Yogyakarta, August 19.
Emerging Illusions Fashion Show, New Media Textile Work, DNA Lounge, San Francisco, CA, May 8.
This Show Needs You!, an exhibition of the Love Art Lab's video documentation of the Red, Yellow and Orange Weddings with music by saKAna, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, March 28 to May 16.
_emergence 2007, "Closing the Circle", 360 degree Audio Visual Interactive Environment, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Digital Media Factory, Santa Cruz, CA, June 8-17.
UCSC Spring Open Studios, "Semar's Dream", New Media Performance Installation. Baskin School of Visual Arts, University of California Santa Cruz, March 17.
Postcard Art Group Exhibition, Gallery Surabaya, Surabaya, Java.
Gelas-Cankir Group Exhibition, Exhibition of 2-Dimensional Collage Work. Parkir Space, Yogyakarta, Java.
23 Artists & Filmakers, Exhibition of 2-Dimensional Collage Work. Xenodrome, San Francisco, California, May. Jarboe, Group Exibition, 2-Dimensional Collage Work. Catherine Gianacolis Park for the Arts, Las Vegas, Nevada, August.
Mutasia Fashion Show and Textile Art Exhibition, Organizer, Exhibitor, Designer. Spazport, Berkeley California, April 25.
Digital Media Design
Turning the Ear: The Descent of Inanna, directed by Rehane Abrahams at Gaya Gallery, Ubud, Bali, August 27-29.
A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Rehane Abrahams at the Arma Museum for the 5th Annual Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, Ubud, Bali, October 7-10.
Before Becoming Buddha, Media Design Using MAX/MSP/Jitter Software. Directed by Kathy Foley. University of California Santa Cruz Main Stage.
Incarnations of Vishnu, Media Design Using MAX/MSP/Jitter Software. Directed by Kathy Foley. 2D Animation and Media Design Using MAX/MSP/Jitter. UCSC Theater Division's Second Stage.
Damar Wulan: the Grass Cutter Who Would be King, Directed by Kathy Foley. 2D Animation and Media Design Using MAX/MSP/Jitter. UCSC Theater Division's Second Stage.
A Midsummer Night's Dream directed by Rehane Abrahams at the Arma Museum for the 5th Annual Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, Ubud, Bali, October 7-10.
Love Art Laboratory: Purple Wedding to the Moon. Performed Music for the wedding of Annie Sprinkle and Professor Elizabeth Stephens, Farnsworth Park Amphitheater, Altadena CA, October 23.
Trans Grobak Multimedia Dance Performance in collaboration with Michael Hornblow (New Zealand), Agung Gunawan (Java), Tony Yap (Malaysia), Rene Lysloff (USA), and Yogyakarta's Performance Club, Yogyakarta National Museum, Yogyakarta, Java, August 8.
BREAKCORE LABS, Improvisational Electronic Audio Performance with Rene Lysloff, as part of cellsbutton 04 Festival, Papillon Nightclub, Yogyakarta, Java, August 7.
2010 Kreativitas Seni untuk Guru International Art Festival, Improvisatory Music, Dance and Performance Art Exploration with Rene Lysloff, Subowo, Warto, and Iwan Wijono, PPPPTK Seni dan Budaya, Yogyakarta, Java, August 4.
Sosrowijayan Street Festival, Red District Project, Yogyakarta Java, July 25th.
14th Annual Yogyakarta Gamelan Festival, Improvisational Audio Performance: Live looping and audio processing of Gamelan with Members of the UC Riverside Gamelan Ensemble, Yogyakarta Java.
University of California State of the Arts Conference (UCIRA) 2008: Gamelan Plesetan Performance with Director and members of the UC Riverside Gamelan Ensemble, and the Director of the UCR Improvisation Ensemble, UC Riverside, Riverside, CA, November 7.
13th Annual Yogyakarta Gamelan Festival, Improvisational Audio Performance: Live looping and audio processing of Gamelan, Yogyakarta Java, July 9.
A Night of Satori Curry: saKAna Welcome Party, 30 minute Improvisational Music Performance with Mayuri at Gamuso Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, May 29.
Y2K7 International Live Looping Festival, 30 Minute Improvisational Musical Performance with Hunab Krewe, Pearl Alley Studios, Santa Cruz, CA, October 20.
Plug07 Global Headphone Festival, 30 Minute Solo Musical Performance, The Lab Gallery, San Francisco, October 14.
saKAna's Wonder-Room at the Semi Permanent Autonomous Zone, 8 Hour Interactive Video and Electronic Music Improvisation, October 6.
Emergence 2007 DANM MFA Thesis Exhibition, Improvisational Music Performances in "Closing the Circle", 360 degree Audio-Video Installation, Santa Cruz Digital Media Factory, June 8, 15.
Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History Gamelan Controlled Video and Improvisational Audio Performance, June 14.
Gamelan Plesetan at the UCSC Recital Hall, Electronic and Gamelan Music Improvisational Performance Using Gamelan Controlled Video Projections, May 20th.
epicenter 2007:: UC Digital Art Research Network Symposium, Electronic and Gamelan Music Improvisational Performance Using Gamelan Controlled Video Projections, UC Riverside, January 26.
Meeting Across the Airwaves :: Online Improv Music Performance based in Santa Cruz, CA/Riverside, CA/Marseilles, France/Yogyakarta Java, October 7.
Gamelan Across Nations Festival, debut of "GayaM16saKAnangel Softly", Yogyakarta Java, September 9.
11th Annual Yogyakarta Gamelan Festival, Gamelan Controlled Video and Improvisational Audio Performance, Yogyakarta Java, July 8.
Love Art Laboratory, Orange Wedding Two, Composed and Performed Music for the wedding of Annie Sprinkle and Professor Elizabeth Stephens, Center for Sex and Culture, San Francisco, California, July 2.
Univeristy of California at Riverside Spring Gamelan Concert, Electronic and Gamelan Music Improvisation, June 9.
BLINK :: UCSC Digital Art and New Media Festival, Gamelan Plesetan Performance/Installation in a Ring of Redwoods, University of California at Santa Cruz, May 16.
Kedai Kebun Forum, "Wayang Hip Hop", Music and Shadow Puppet Performance, Yogyakarta, Java.
10th Annual Yogyakarta Gamelan Festival, Improvisational Gamelan and Electronic Music Performance, Yogyakarta Java.
Hitam Putih World Music Festival, Electronic Music Performance, Riau, Sumatera, Indonesia.
9th Annual Yogyakarta Gamelan Festival, Improvisational Gamelan and Electronic Music Performance, Yogyakarta Java.
First Annual Digital Art Festival, "Lumenation", Multi-Media Performance, Indonesian Institute of the Arts Graduate School, Yogyakarta, Java.
Lustrum IV Institut Seni Indonesia, Balinese Gamelan Gong Gede Performance, ISI Campus, Yogyakarta, Java.
Art for Love Festival, Dance Ritual Performance of the Four Noble Truths, Borobodur, Java.
Sekaten Opening Ceremony, Performance for the Sultan of Yogyakarta, Jalan Malioboro, Yogyakarta, Java.
Malioboro Fair, New Year's Eve Street Festival, Solo Music Performance, Yogyakarta, Java.
Festival Durasim, with Orchestra Kolaborasi Taliwongso, Surabaya, Java.
Unchained Reaction, Three Day Nonstop Sound System Peace Encampment at the Nevada Test Site.
Harukaze Festival, Solo Music Performance in the Small Dome, Yoyogi Park, Tokyo, Japan.
Third Culture 2002, Solo Music Performance in the OVA Lounge, Yokohama Bay Hall, Yokohama, Japan.
Uplink, Solo Music Performance at OVA, Tokyo, Japan.
MS Stubnitz, Solo Music Performance, Rostock River, Hamburg Germany.
SPaZ Collective Soundsystem European Tour, Participated in a Two Month Tour of France, Germany, and Czech Republic (Czech Tek), July-August.
Digi Dub Records German Tour, Participated as a Solo Artist in a Week-Long Performance Tour of Berlin.
Liquidroom, Solo Music Performance, Tokyo, Japan.
Bullet's Nightclub, Solo Music Performance, Tokyo, Japan.
2011 namelessKandha (forthcoming)
2008 Gamelan Plesetan ...for Sapto, saKAna Audio, Oakland, CA.
2007 Gamelan Plesetan, saKAna Audio, Santa Cruz, CA.
2003 Actsyllabells, saKAna vISions Audio, SF, CA.
2000 Psychotropic Playground, with Spukkin Faceship, SPaZ Recordings, SF, CA.
2000 Bay Area Electronic Underground, Vol 1, Track 5, ARTSF, SF, CA.
1998 The Golems of Digidub, Remixed CD, Digidub Records, London.
1996 Touched By Mojo released on "Mr. C presents: X-MIX The Electronic Storm", X-Mix, Volume Six, London, England.
2000 Groove Station #3, 7" Locked Groove EP, SPaZ Recordings, SF, CA.
1999 Groove Station #2, 7" Locked Groove EP, SPaZ Recordings, SF, CA.
1997 Planet 6 on Liquid Acrobat, Weird Dream Records, Holland.
1995 Planet 6 Space Music For Fluffheads, 12" EP, Visible Records, SF, CA.
Liquid Concrete Air Band, Open Improvisation Group, Performing Every Leap Year Day. 1996-Present.
Gamelan Plesetan, Electronic Music, New Media and Gamelan Improvisation. 2004-Present.
_University of California, Riverside Gamelan Club, Central Javanese Gamelan. 2010-Present,
Pondok Pekak International Women's Gamelan, Traditional Gamelan Gong Kebyar. 2008-Present.
Gamelan Anak Swarasanti, Traditional Gamelan Angklung. 2005-Present.
UCSC West Javanese Gamelan Group, Traditional and Contemporary West Javanese Gamelan. 2005-2007.
2007 Open Studios Press, "Tourism and Contemporary Art in Bali", UCSC.
References Available Upon Request
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