Gardika Gigih


Gardika Gigih Pradipta is an Indonesian composer, pianist, and soundscape researcher. After studying composition at the Indonesian Institute of Arts, Gardika’s interest in the intersection of music, society, and culture led him to pursue a Master’s Degree in Cultural Anthropology. His works span numerous genres, from concerts to contemporary improvisation, film scoring, and sound ethnography.  

In 2019, Gardika received a fellowship from The Japan Foundation Asia Center to conduct soundscape research on cultural narratives in Southeast Asia and Japan. This research has been published in 

From January to June 2023, he stayed in New York as an Asian Cultural Council Fellow to study cultural diversity and multicultural collaboration in the New York music scene.  

Last May at the British Library, his composition “Mimpi Owa: A Duet with Javanese Gibbons” won the “Sound of the Year Awards” for the Composed with Sound category, initiated by the BBC Radiophonic Institute and the Museum of Sounds. He is continuing to develop new compositions and electroacoustic works inspired by his global research.