Bonderman Travel Fellowship

Gabriel Strand

Gabriel Strand 2019

Music: Ethnomusicology


2004 Fellows

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Travel Locations: Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysian Borneo

Current Location/Job: Carpenter and Furniture maker in Lopez Island, WA

Travel lessons: “I went to Southeast Asia as a student of ethnomusicology, and planned to survey the musical cultures along the Mekong River and its tributaries. I had many unplanned adventures in those four months which upset my perceptions of myself as an anthropologist and challenged my understanding of Southeast Asia. Although I ultimately did not continue to pursue ethnomusicology, the individuals, ideas, and ecosystems I encountered on my trip continue to inform my life to this day.”

–Gabe Strand, August 2019