|#||Release title||Total tracks||Type of release is||Imprint date||Label|
|1||Suara: Environmental Music From Java||11||Audio||1993||Ode Records|
Jack Body (1944, Te Aroha, New-Zealand) is a composer, a ethnomusicologist and a visual artist. He studied at Auckland University, then in Köln (Germany) and at the Institute of Sonology, Utrecht (The Netherlands). During 1976-77 he was a guest lecturer at the Akademi Musik Indonesia, Yogyakarta, and since 1980 he has lectured at the School of Music, Victoria University of Wellington.
His compositions covers most genres, including solo and chamber music, orchestral music, theatre, dance and film music as well as electroacoustic music. He has also worked in experimental photography and computer-controlled sound-image installations. A fascination with the music and cultures of Asia, particularly Indonesia, has been a strong influence on his music. As an ethnomusicologist, he published recordings from Indonesia and China.