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Peni Candra Rini: From traditional to contemporary music

  • Ganug Nugroho Adi

    The Jakarta Post

Surakarta, Central Java   /   Tue, September 20 2011   /  10:47 am

JP/Ganug NugrohoShe is a modest young lady endowed with a beautiful voice. In 2008 she was established as a contemporary composer in a concert entitled Bramara, which at the same time celebrated the conclusion of her post-graduate program in the Indonesian Arts Institute (ISI), Surakarta, Central Java.

Peni Candra Rini, the woman possessing the melodious tone, has thus filled the vacancy for female contemporary music composer in the country. Born in Tulungagung, East Java, on Aug. 22, 1983, she is indeed relatively young for this position. Long before her concert debut, however, she had made musical explorations with a number of leading musicians at home and abroad. Rahayu Supanggah, (the late) I Wayan Sadra, Dewa Bujana, Dwiki Darmawan, Albert Chimedza (Zimbabwe), Charles T. Griffes, Lou Harrison and Mantle Hood (US) were some of Peni’s collaborating partners. She had also app...