Asian Film Award to Indonesian composer

By • March 22, 2007

Indonesian composer Rahayu Supanggah, born in 1949, has won the Asian Film Award for the music he composed to the musical Opera Jawa (also known as Requiem for Java), directed by Garin Nugroho. Supanggah is considered to be one of the most prolific Indonesian artists in Javanese gamelan music. He received a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology in Paris in 1985, and is currently professor and head of the postgraduate department at the art academy, STSI, in Surakarta/Central Java.

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