I Putu Tangkas Adi Hiranmayena

I Putu Tangkas Adi Hiranmayena is an Indonesian artist and scholar. Putu’s interests are rooted in gamelan, improvisation, and metal music, while dealing primarily with high adrenaline activity, embodiment, and cosmology theories. His musical works directly highlight exigency of performance in peak physical states, which provoke praxis of micro-temporality. Putu has performed with gamelan and improvisation ensembles around the United States and Indonesia; most recently with Gamelan Pandan Arum from Los Angeles, Gamelan Tunas Mekar in Denver, and Sanggar Manik Galih in Bali. He has also acted as gamelan ensemble director at the Museum School of San Diego as well as the University of San Diego. Putu holds a B.A. from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs in Visual and Performing Arts and an M.A. from the University of California San Diego in Integrative Studies. He has recently started a Ph.D. program at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in ethnomusicology where he plans to continue his studies in new music and gamelan.