receiving my PhD in 2005 from the National University of Singapore
My ethnomusicological research took mainly place in Indonesia crossing disciplines of musicology, anthropology, theology, and art history. I spent half a year in Bandung researching Sundanese Gamelan and pop music, several months each in Yogyakarta, Solo (Java) and Ubud (Bali) to study Gamelan, and in sum two years on Nias Island, North Sumatra.
Master of Arts Thesis:
"Musikszene Sunda - Tradition und Moderne in der Westjavanischen Popmusik", Passau 1999
"A Song for Lowalangi - The Interculturation of Catholic Mission and Nias Traditional Arts with special respect to Music" , Singapore 2005