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Agastya was born in February 18, 1968 in Yogyakarta. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Music Composition from the Indonesian Institute of the Arts Yogyakarta in 1992. His master’s degree in choral conducting was received from Luther Seminary and St. Olaf College, Minnesota, in the USA in 2001. Agastya studied composition with the late R.M.A.P. Suhastjarja, the late Slamet Abdul Syukur, Robert Walker, dan Carolyn Jennings. He learned choral conducting under the tutelage of Ester Gunawan, I Gusti Ngurah Wiryawan Budhiana, Martin Behrmann, Robert Scholz and Anton Armstrong. Currently, Agastya is completing his final stage of doctoral study in Ethnomusicology at Otago University in New Zealand. His research topic is on An Ethnomusicological Study of Gong Music from the Island of Rote. Agastya is under supervision of Prof. Henry Johnson and Dr. Jennifer Cattermole.
 
As an active composer and arranger, most of Agastya’s choral works are commissioned by professional and university choirs for competitions, festivals or concerts. His compositions span from modern to traditional ones, from twelve-tone serialism to folksong choral arrangements. Recently, Agastya has been interested in exploring Indonesian folk music. The multifarious of Indonesian folk music has inspired some of his music.
 
Agastya published his works in four books: Jalan Orang Benar: Kumpulan Aransemen Lagu Rohani Empat Suara Campuran Jilid 1 (Penerbit Andi Yogyakarta, June 2007), A – Z: Direksi Paduan Suara (Yamuger Jakarta, June 2007), The New Hymns of Faith (Pustaka Muria, July 2007), Nusantara Persada (Yamuger, October 2008), Risalah Kontrapung Tonal 2 dan 3 Suara (Yamuger, Mei 2015). Apart from these publications, Agastya has been a regular writing contributor to Indonesian Choral Net online bulletin and the International Choral Bulletin published by the International Federal for Choral Music.  
 
Agastya has been actively involved as the choir director of the Salatiga Indonesian Christian Church’s Choir from 2007 to date and has produced some albums with this choir, for instance, As a Family, We Thank You (2007), The Joy of Christmas (2008), Greatness of God (2009), Sing We All Noel (2010), and Sacred Classical Pieces to Traditional Hymns (2011). Agastya was also the choral director of Satya Wacana Students’ Choir Voice of SWCU (1993 – 2007), Satya Wacana Students’ Vocal Ensemble Lentera Kasih (1994 – 2011), and Satya Wacana Vocal Consort (2011).
     
 
Agastya dilahirkan pada 18 Februari 1968 di Yogyakarta. Beliau mendapatkan gelar Sarjana Seni dalam Komposisi Musik di Institut Seni Indonesia Yogyakarta pada tahun 1992. Gelar master dalam choral conducting diperolehnya dari Luther Seminary and St. Olaf College, Minnesota, di Amerika pada tahun 2001. Agastya mempelajari komposisi dari mendiang R.M.A.P. Suhastjarja, mendiang Slamet Abdul Syukur, Robert Walker, dan Carolyn Jennings. Beliau mempelajari choral conducting dibawah pengawasan Ester Gunawan, I Gusti Ngurah Wiryawan Budhiana, Martin Behrmann, Robert Scholz, dan Anton Armstrong. Saat ini, Agastya akan menyelesaikan studi doktornya dalam Ethnomusicology (Ilmu yang mempelajari musik dalam budaya yang berbeda-beda) di Otago University di New Zealand. Topik penelitiannya adalah “An Ethnomusicological Study of Gong Music from the Island of Rote” (Studi Ethnomusikologi dari Musik Gong dari Pulau Rote). Agastya ada dibawah pengawasan dari Prof. Henry Johnson dan Dr. Jennifer Cattermole.
 
Sebagai komposer dan arranger aktif, kebanyakan karya paduan suara Agastya dibawakan oleh para profesional dan paduan suara universitas untuk kompetisi, festival, atau konser. Komposisinya berkisar dari karya modern sampai tradisional, dari serialisme 12 nada sampai aransemen folksong untuk paduan suara. Belakangan ini, Agastya tertarik untuk mengeksplorasi folksong Indonesia. Bermacam-macam musik folk Indonesia telah menginspirasi beberapa karyanya.
 
Agastya merilis karyanya dalam 4 buku: Jalan Orang Benar: Kumpulan Aransemen Lagu Rohani Empat Suara Campuran Jilid 1 (Penerbit Andi Yogyakarta, Juni 2007), A – Z: Direksi Paduan Suara (Yamuger Jakarta, Juni 2007), The New Hymns of Faith (Pustaka Muria, Juli 2007), Nusantara Persada (Yamuger, Oktober 2008), Risalah Kontrapung Tonal 2 dan 3 Suara (Yamuger, Mei 2015). Selain dari publikasi tersebut, Agastya adalah penulis tetap sebagai kontributor pada buletin online Indonesian Choral Net dan International Choral Bulletin yang dipublikasikan oleh International Federal for Choral Music.
 
Agastya terlibat aktif sebagai choir director dari Salatiga Indonesia Christian Church’s Choir sejak tahun 2007 sampai hari ini dan telah menghasilkan beberapa album bersama dengan paduan suara ini, diantaranya, As a Family, We Thank You (2007), The Joy of Christmas (2008), Greatness of God (2009), Sing We All Noel (2010), dan Sacred Classical Pieces to Traditional Hymns (2011). Agastya juga merupakan choral director dari Satya Wacana Students’ Choir Voice of SWCU (1993 – 2007), Satya Wacana Students’ Vocal Ensemble Lentera Kasih (1994 – 2011), and Satya Wacana Vocal Consort (2011).