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 [...]

It is my great pleasure to announce that I was chosen from a call of composers to write a solo flute piece for Montreal-based flutist Marilène Provencher-Leduc! Its premiere will be part of the 2016-2017 concert season of the Société de concerts de Montréal, and more details will follow as the dates approach soon. For now, I'm [...]

As a political protest to the Philippine government's initiative to bury former dictator Ferdinand Marcos in the Libingan ng mga Bayani (Cemetery of Heroes), playwright/spoken word artist Riley Palanca and I collaborated in a radio play depicting vignettes referencing to connections between the atrocities of the past Marcos regime and the present government's haphazard campaign against drugs. I took [...]

While I didn't make it as a finalist of the Symphony Number One's previous Call for Scores 3, another opportunity is coming up in collaboration, this time, with the Continuum Contemporary Music this 2016-2017! Entitled PIVOT, this initiative by the Canadian Music Centre and the Canadian League of Composers selected me along with 5 other Canadian composers to [...]

Participating in another edition of the Montreal Contemporary Music Lab this June 2016 paved the way for another premiere of a new work entitled C'est tellement mystérieux, le pays des larmes... for two oboes, tuba and piano. This work employs the full performance space, creating imbalanced, polarized positionalities wherein musicians nonetheless attempt to interact with one another. As a [...]

It was a very good opportunity for me to join this year's edition of the MCML as I met a lot of composers and musicians from all over Canada and the United States. Besides hearing ideas from composers and collaborating with musicians in the improvisation sessions, I had a premiere of my newest percussion duo [...]