While I'm excited to share this, fresh out of the oven, I honestly find it difficult to just treat this merely as a new piece I wrote. The interwoven stories of transnationalism, displacement, the simulation of home, and the Canadian government revoking Amy Hull's Indian status (with thousands of others) aren't just ordinary things to talk [...]

Thanks to the Canadian Music Centre for awarding me this residency! Watch out for upcoming blog posts on Canadian contemporary music along the lines of immigration. This is exciting! From the Canadian Music Centre: CMC Ontario Region is pleased to announce the 2018 Library Residency Artists: Juro Kim Feliz and Lisa Conway. The CMC library and audio archive [...]

The Art Song Collaborative Project (spearheaded by Alondra Vega-zaldivar) is set to premiere a new art song of mine on July 14 (Toronto) and 15 (London, ON). A bunch of composers with immigrant backgrounds were selected to contribute one song, with the culmination of a music drama named "Coming Home" emerging from such a compilation. Check [...]

As there was a good amount of projects happening since the New Music on the Bayou festival, I haven't managed to post any updates at all. I'll try to make up for it and sum up everything in this post. Check 'em out (especially the one at the bottom of the list)! (1) Toronto Creative Music [...]

(Originally posted last 10 June 2017 on Facebook) I already had my fill of traveling through freeways connecting cities and towns just within the past two weeks. Last week was that 45-minute distance between Ruston and Monroe in Louisiana. This week got me hooked into the 6-hour distance between Toronto and Montreal (for the nth [...]

Hi friends and visitors! We're counting two weeks more before the New Music on the Bayou festival starts in Monroe, Louisiana! As I finalize my travel arrangements, I can officially say now that my work Gandingan sa Kagiliran (for percussion duo) will have its 5th performance during the festival on 02 June 2017, 1:00PM @ the Northminster Church (2701 Lamy [...]

The month of April isn't quite done yet, as I have more exciting news on my end. Firstly, my "piano concerto" Pagkukumahog / [Sa] Paglilok ng Batong Hindi Nakikita (Urgency / [In] Sculpting an Invisible Rock) will receive its world premiere as a finalist entry in the 5-Minute Piano Concerto Competition of the 29th Music Biennale Zagreb. Pianist Filip Fak [...]

Canada can be what you make of it, but it won't be solely what you want from it. Benedict Anderson redefined the concept of "nation" as imagined by the people who perceives themselves as part of this socially constructed community, and I remember my former teacher saying that given such an idea, we can even [...]