My primary research focus is contemporary art music in Indonesia, there called musik kontemporer. In addition to my dissertation, completed in 2014 for the PhD in ethnomusicology at Wesleyan University, I have given numerous conference papers on this topic, and published a chapter in a volume on Performing Arts in Postmodern Bali. I also convened a symposium on New Music in Southeast Asia, in conjunction with a performance by the Momenta Quartet.

I am also interested in how traditional Javanese gamelan music shapes one’s perception of the passage of time. I initially explored this topic for my MA thesis, also completed at Wesleyan, and am currently returning to it. Other publications and presentations include a reflection on composing for gamelan in North America, a review of recordings of Javanese gamelan by John Noise Manis, and a paper on the “radical traditionalism” of Liu Sola and Yuji Takahashi.

2014 “A Different Kind of Modernism: The Sound Exploration of Pande Made Sukerta.” In Kendra Stepputat, ed., Performing Arts in Postmodern Bali: Changing Interpretations, Founding Traditions. Herzogenrath, Germany: Shaker Verlag.
2014 “Of Arcs and De/Re-centerings: Charting Indonesian Music Studies.” In Producing Indonesia: The State of the Field of Indonesian Studies. Ithaca, NY: Southeast Asia Program Publications, Cornell University.
2011 “Indonesian Experimentalisms, the Question of Western Influence, and the Cartography of Aesthetic Authority.” In conference proceedings of Beyond the Centres: Musical Avant Gardes Since 1950, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
2011 Review of audio recordings Gamelan of Central Java VIII: Court Music Treasures and Gamelan of Central Java IX: Songs of Wisdom and Love. Asian Music, 42/1: 148-155.
2005 “Orchids (and Other Difficult Flowers) Revisited: A Reflection on Composing for Gamelan in North America.” The World of Music, 47/3: 81–112
2000 “Asian Women in Music Today.” International Alliance for Women in Music Journal, 6/12: 38–41. Summary of conference held at the Asia Society, New York, 22–23 October 1999.