I resolved to ignore the calendar, To deny the passage of space-time, to disfigure Oneself from continuity, from plotted linear Means through point A and point B; shadows blur Pathways and mountain trails where herds of deer Once grazed to escape the wiles of winter As sunsets allowed the nights to draw in closer... “Sagittarian [...]

Social lives are just a game of darts Compelling everyone to call the shots With such brutal force, you have to hit the spots And rely on luck while the hand throws the axe, While calculations work their magic when someone hacks Laptop computers with shiny Facebook accounts And keyboards saying things from no-one's mouths [...]

Dark highways sprawl over surfaces Like veins crawling under obscure spaces Where brown skin and flesh reveals The invisible threads of unyielding forces Talking about multitudes of ancestors, The collision of native lands and colonizers, The concrete slabs and irreversible scars Paid for by governments that vaguely promise Better lives among greener pastures As overseas [...]

It's been a while since their unwavering performance at the MATA Festival in New York, but the ensemble Liminar is now bringing my work Pangkur to Mexican audiences for the Foro Internacional de Música Nueva Manuel Enríquez 2018. Join them on September 22, 2018 (Saturday) at the Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City! See more information [...]

Finally got the recording of Pangkur as a quartet version from Nief-Norf Summer Festival 2018. I now have a playlist of Pangkur versions...the piano+percussion duo version should be next in line then. As the original festival's intent to present the work as a full sextet didn't materialize due to certain problems, I wasn't prepared to hear [...]

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 [...]

Cities and Memory has officially launched its "Sound Photography" project! You can look up my work Hanggang sa Takipsilim (Until Dusk) under the category 'Italy' where Giulia Biasibetti's photography (and the inspiration of the work) was taken. Seeing Hannah Leah Guanlao's theatre installation exhibit 2 years ago at a Filipino cultural festival in Toronto, I recorded her monologues [...]