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Franki Raden is a prominent Indonesian composer and ethnomusicologist who has been working in local and international music scenes for the past 30 years. His works have been performed in Indonesia, Japan, United States and Canada.
In 1978 and 1986 he received the Best Film Music awards (Piala Citra) for his scores in November 1828 and Nagabonar. In 1986, he received a visiting composer grant from Asian Cultural Council to live in New York City. Recently, he was invited by Civitella Ranieri Foundation to be a composer in resident in Umbria, Italy.
In 2001, Raden received his doctoral degree in Ethnomusicology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His articles have been published in various prestigious Indonesian as well as international music periodicals such as Kompas, Tempo, The Jakarta Post, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The World of Music, Osterreichische Musik Zeitschrift and GengoBunka (Language and Culture).
From 2004-2005 and 2006-2007, he taught respectively at York University and University of Toronto, Canada. In 2008, he was a Visiting Fellow at the Southeast Asian Studies Programme, National University of Singapore. In 2010, he founded and directed Indonesian National Orchestra (INO), a 40-piece orchestra consisting of indigenous musical instruments.