(b. 1974, Bandung, West Java).
Indonesian composer of mostly chamber works that have been performed in Asia, Europe and elsewhere.
Mr. Gunawan studied composition with Dieter Mack and piano with Iswargia R. Sudarno at UPI in Bandung from 1993–98 and later studied composition with Suka Hardjana, Slamet Abdul Sjukur and Rahayu Supanggah the Institut Seni Indonesia Surakarta – Indonesian Institute of the Arts, Surakarta from 2005–07. He also attended workshops by Roderik de Man.
Among his honours is a residency at the Künstlerhaus Villa Waldberta in Feldafing (2017). His music has been performed in Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Cyprus, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, the Netherlands, Singapore, Switzerland, and Vietnam.
He is also active in other positions. He has played gamelan since age six and founded the ensemble Kyai Fatahillah in Bandung in 2004, with which he also performs.
He has taught composition, the gamelan of Bali and piano at UPI in Bandung since 2003, where he has also taught computer music since 2013.
SELECT LIST OF WORKS
Kulu-kulu 2004, gamelan (tuned in slendro) (13 players), 2004
Nyurup, 6 suling (bamboo flutes from Southeast Asia), gamelan, 2005
Spectrum, gamelan, fixed media, 2007
Kulu-kulu 2010, gamelan (in mixed tunings) (24 players), 2010
Pangaget, gamelan (tuned in slendro), 2010
Spectral, gamelan, fixed media, 2010
Cantus firmus (after Yannis Kyriakides), gamelan, fixed media, 2010
Noname and Nothing I, gamelan (in mixed tunings), 2010
Cycle and Variations, gamelan (in mixed tunings), 2011
Gamelan Soundscapes, suling, harp, piano, gamelan, 2016
Rhythm and Whisper, 3 percussion, fixed media, 2008
Kasada, 6 suling, fixed media, 2011
Gembyangan, piano, percussion, 2011 (also version for piano, 2 percussion, 2016)
Violin and Percussion, violin, fixed media, 2014
Like a Postlude, violin, 2014 (also version for voice)
Ken Dhang An, cello, piano, 2015
Fonem (text by the composer), pesindhèn (female voice from Indonesia), gamelan, live electronics, 2005
Lalamba (text from the hariring [singing style of the Sunda Islands]), pesindhèn, gamelan (tuned in slendro), 2010
Like a Postlude (texts by Robbert Jan Henkes, Erik Bindervoet, after James Joyce), voice, 2014 (version of work for violin)
Minutes (texts by Robbert Jan Henkes, Erik Bindervoet, after James Joyce; gamelan musicians also sing), female speaker, gamelan, 2016
Fly (texts by Robbert Jan Henkes, Erik Bindervoet, after James Joyce), soprano, harp, piano, gamelan, 2016
Ambience, fixed media, 2007
Voice in the Voice, fixed media, 2007
Six Marimbas (Steve Reich), gamelan (in mixed tunings), 2010
Twee korte stukken voor piano (Theo Loevendie), piano, gamelan, 2013
Douze Notations (Pierre Boulez), piano, gamelan, 2016