B.A., Indonesian Institute of the Arts, Denpasar, 2019
M.A., Indonesian Institute of the Arts, Denpasar, 2022
I Putu Swaryandana Ichi Oka (he/him), known as Ryan, is originally from Tabanan, and grew up in Ubud, Bali. Since he was young, he studied Balinese gamelan music, culminating in a B.A. (2019) and M.A. (2022) from the Indonesian Institute of the Arts in Denpasar. He is also a member of Cudamani, a well-known performing arts group based in Pengosekan, Ubud. As a Balinese musician, teacher, and composer, he has taught and composed actively all over the island, and toured abroad several times. His last two compositions are “Legong Swatika” for Cudamani East Coast tour 2021 and “Anglelana Lamuk” for Bali Arts Festival 2022. He received UBC’s 2022/2023 Andrew Fellowship in Creative and Performing Arts.
UBC’s 2022/2023 Andrew Fellowship in Creative and Performing Arts
Gamelan piece accompanying a dance by Ryan Swaryandana
Instrumental gamelan piece by Ryan Swaryandana