(b. 23 April 1971, Surabaya, East Java).
Indonesian composer, now resident in both Indonesia and the UK, of mostly chamber and piano works that have been performed in Asia and Europe.
Ms. Marching studied violin privately in Surabaya from 1983–92, composition privately with Slamet Abdul Sjukur in Surabaya from 1988–93 and composition with John Cousin at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand in 1993–94. She later studied at Monash University in Australia and there earned her PhD in Asian and women's studies in 2003.
Among her honours is a prize as co-winner in the competition for music for piano of the German Embassy/composers union Asosiasi Komponis Indonesia (AKI) in Jakarta (1998, for Kenang). Her music has been performed in Germany, Indonesia, Japan, and New Zealand.
Ms. Marching is also active in other positions. She performed as a violinist in the Surabaya Symphony Orchestra in 1997–98. As a writer, her essays, poems and short stories have been published in Australia, the UK and the USA. In addition, she has written the book The Discrepancy between the Public and the Private Selves of Indonesian Women (2007, Edwin Mellen Press).
She appeared as a guest lecturer on feminism and literature from Indonesia in Australia in 2000–01, on composition, feminism and music in Indonesia from 2006–08 and on ethnicity in Germany in 2007.
She has lived in both Indonesia and the UK since 2005.
SELECT LIST OF WORKS
Awang, string orchestra, 1991
Dalu, 3 violins, cello, 1990
Bintang-bintang, 2 violins, piano, 1990
The Silence, flute, violin, piano, 1993
The Bears' Company, 4 melodicas, 1996
The Frogs (text by the composer), 4 mixed voices, 1995
Karma (text by the composer), 6 male voices, 1999
The Chanting (text by the composer), alto, 1999
Bintang dan Malam, 2 pianos, 1990
The Web, 1991
The Christmas Eve, 1992
El from my Diary, 1994
The Winter Waltz, 1995
Kenang. Steffen Schleiermacher, piano (Musikproduktion Dabringhaus und Grimm: MDG 613 1322-2, 2005)