Hardja Susilo


Hardja Susilo Ethnomusicology Faculty (retired) University of Hawaii Manoa

M.A., Music (Ethnomusicology), UCLA, 1967; B.A., Music with Honor, UCLA, 1961. Research interests: cross-cultural teaching and learning; Southeast Asia, with particular emphasis on traditional Indonesian music, dance and drama. Publications: Music of the Venerable Dark Cloud (Mantle Hood, co-author). Articles and reviews in New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Music Educators Journal, Indonesian music and dance journals, Ethnomusicology and Asian Music. Performing arts: Javanese dance drama director, dancer, and choreographer; screen play for Indonesian national TV; kethoprak actor; “The Parables of Kyai Gandrung” (a concerto for gamelan and symphony orchestra, Neil MacKay co-composer. Recipient of Hadiah Seni, Indonesian Presidential Art Award, 1993.

Hardja Susilo passed away in 2015 at the age of 80.