Franki Raden received his MM (1990) and Ph.D. (2001) in ethnomusicology, with minors in performance art and Southeast Asian studies at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. He was the recipient of numerous artistic and research awards from prestigious institutions such as Ford Foundation (USA), Social Science Research Council (USA), and The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea. He has also received the most prestigious CITRA awards for Best Film Scores for “November 1828” (1978) & “Nagabonar” (1986) in Indonesian Film Festival (FFI). Since 1975, he has been active as a music and cultural critic publishing articles on arts and culture in prestigious encyclopedia and books such as New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Recollecting Resonances: Indonesia-Dutch Musical Encounters (KITLV) and Divine Inspiration (Oxford University Press). From 2003-2005, he was an assistant professor at the Fine Arts Cultural Studies Program, York University, Toronto. From 2006-2007, he taught at the Visual and Performing Arts Program, Department of Humanities, University of Toronto. From 2007-2008, he was a Visiting Fellow at the Department of Southeast Asian Studies, National University of Singapore. In 2010, he founded the Indonesian National Orchestra (INO), a 45-piece orchestra consisting of Indonesian indigenous instruments. From 2011-present, he has been active in performing music with INO and organizing art and cultural events across Indonesia and abroad such as INDONESIAN MUSIC EXPO (IMEX) and TORAJA INT’L FESTIVAL (TIF). Currently, he holds a position as the Consultant for Culture at the newly founded Indonesian International Islamic University (UIII) in Jakarta.