Ed Garcia ’09

Ed Garcia ’09 tells us: “I’m conducting Fulbright research in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia, entitled “Sundanese Dance-Drumming: Style Studies of Tari Putri, Topeng, and Jaipongan.” The project compares and contrasts the drumming patterns and performance techniques used to accompany Sundanese traditional dance styles. I hope that my research will expand international pedagogy of Sundanese arts, and promote more artistically detailed performance and composition. My project began in May 2019 and is supported by the Institute of Indonesian Cultural Arts, Bandung. Meanwhile, back in the US, I’m also a doctoral candidate in Music Composition at the University of California, Santa Cruz.”