Made Subandi

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I Made Subandi at the 2013 San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival.

I Made Subandi (born February 1966, Batubulan[1]) is a gamelan composer and performer from Gianyar, Bali. Having studied with his father, drummer and gender wayang player I Made Dig, and at SMKI ('85-'88) and STSI ('89-'93),[1] he teaches at the Indonesian Academy of Performing Arts in Bali. In 1999, during his residency with Gamelan Sekar Jaya, he composed a soundtrack for the 1933 silent film "Legong Dance of the Virgins" with American composer Richard Marriott, scored for Balinese gamelan, string quartet, trumpet and clarinet. He has collaborated with Dutch trio Boi Akih and American ensemble Club Foot Orchestra. He is well known for his use of experimentation. Tenzer describes Subandi as one of a few composers who, "have achieved a self-conscious and fundamental break with the tabuh kreasi form of the recent past."[2]

Compositions include Bajramusti (1997).[2] He has collaborated with Dutch trio Boi Akih. See: List of music students by teacher: R to S#Made Subandi.


  1. ^ a b McGraw, Andrew Clay (2005). Musik kontemporer: experimental music by Balinese composers, p.362. Wesleyan University.
  2. ^ a b Tenzer, Michael (2000). Gamelan Gong Kebyar: The Art of Twentieth-Century Balinese Music, p.371-2. University of Chicago Press. ISBN 9780226792835.

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