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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

My acousmatic miniature works Je suis d'un pas rêveur le sentier solitaire... (my contribution to the Listening Terminals installation in the Project Bakawan Arts Festival last March 2015) and ...J'aime à revoir encor, pour la dernière fois... were featured in a special Sound Art episode of Sigaw ng Bayan MTL (radio talk show) last 22 January 2016! Airing at CKUT 90.3 FM, the [...]

Under the direction of Guillaume Bourgogne, the McGill Contemporary Music Ensemble started on its 2015-2016 concert season this 16th of October 2015, with the premieres of Patricia Almeida's Tempus Fugit and my own work Wilujeng for large ensemble on the program. Franco Donatoni's Holly (with soloist Jacqueline Leclair on the English horn and oboe) and Helmut Lachenmann's Mouvement (-vor der Erstarrung) complete the whole repertoire [...]