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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Black House Collective (from Kansas City) and the Montreal Contemporary Music Lab will be doing a collaborative exchange program this coming April and June 2015. I am privileged to be selected as one of the composer participants from Montreal, and so I am commissioned to write a 10-minute new sextet work for this purpose.I'll post updates regarding this [...]