Gardika Gigih Pradipta

Gardika Gigih Pradipta

Gardika Gigih Pradipta

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A composer, pianist and soundscape researcher. In 2019, Gardika received a fellowship to conduct soundscape research from the Japan Foundation Asia Center. He has been selected as Asian Cultural Council Fellows to study New York music scene in 2023.

Quick Facts:

Gardika Gigih is an Indonesian pianist, composer and soundscape researcher. After studying music composition at the Indonesian Institute of Arts Yogyakarta, Gardika’s interest in the intersection of music, society and culture led him to pursue a Masters Degree in Cultural Anthropology. His works, which have been performed in Japan, US, the Netherlands, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, span numerous genres from concert music to contemporary improvisation, film scoring, and sound ethnography. His debut album Nyala (2017), released by Indonesian independent label Sorge Records, received widespread acclaim and was named a top album of the year by The Jakarta Post. In 2019, Gardika received a fellowship to conduct soundscape research from the Japan Foundation Asia Center. He has been selected as Asian Cultural Council Fellows to conduct music scene research in New York in 2023. Currently, he is continuing to develop new electro acoustic works inspired by his global research - with anthropological and soundscape from nature, as a reflection towards current climate crisis.

Three relevant works from the last 5 years of artistic practice:

  • Southeast Asia - Japan Soundscape Research 2019. Visit: www.lostinsound.art
  • Asian Cultural Council New York Fellowship 2023
  • Music Albums on Digital Platform: Gardika Gigih

Highest educational degree:

Music Composition - Indonesian Institute of The Arts