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Traversing the in-betweens...

Posted on June 27, 2017 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

(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 time!). Oh, I haven't counted inbound and outbound trips to airports in Monroe, Atlanta and Toronto as well. There are other people out there who tr...

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From up north down to the south and back...

Posted on June 20, 2017 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

(Originally posted last 04 June 2017 on Facebook)


It's really great to be part of the New Music on the Bayou this year! I met new friends (and new browwwws to count 33 lines with...ummm I should stop this lol), heard lots of music and conversations, mess around with crawfish for the first time (good thing seafood is something my tummy can handle very well), tried speaking Southern and Cajun (hey there, y'all!), and...

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The New Music on the Bayou is drawing near...

Posted on May 15, 2017 at 9:35 PM Comments comments (0)

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 Lane, Monroe LA). I will be present throughout...

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Two more world premieres for the month of April 2017!

Posted on April 25, 2017 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

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 Compe...

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Pivot afterthoughts...

Posted on April 24, 2017 at 11:50 PM Comments comments (0)


My work Pangkur received its premiere performance on 25 March 2017 @ the Music Gallery, Toronto, performed by the Continuum Contemporary Music and conducted by Brian Current. This premiere is part of the PIVOT Mentorship Program, initiated by the Canadian League of Composers and the Cana...

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Solo flute piece this Spring 2017!

Posted on November 14, 2016 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)


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 Montr...

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Piano Concerto in the 29th Music Biennale Zagreb

Posted on November 12, 2016 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)



I'm thrilled that a new work of mine, Piano Concerto (Pagkukumahog // [Sa] Paglilok ng Batong Hindi Nakikita), was selected among 9 others for the final stage of the 5-Minute Piano Concerto Competition in the upcoming 29th Music Biennale Zagreb! Its premiere will happen on 26 April 2017 in Zagreb, Croatia, and more details will follow when the festival programme is finalized.


The a...

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Hear "Sa Kanyang Paglayag" in London!

Posted on October 23, 2016 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)


Big thanks to the Ensemble x.y as they program my string trio Sa Kanyang Paglayag (In His Voyage) on their upcoming October concert! Jill Valentine (viola), Joe Davies (cello) and Gwen Reed (contrabass) will be rendering its UK premiere. The event also features performances of other works by Luciano Leite Barbosa, ...

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Guest radio hosting at "World Skip The Beat!"

Posted on October 8, 2016 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)



People may have heard that I volunteer as a radio programmer and that I produce and co-host Sigaw ng Bayan, broadcasting every Fridays at CKUT 90.3 FM, Montreal. Another opportunity pops up again as I'm set to host an episode of World Skip The Beat, a weekly worl...

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Sa Dakong Kawala: Mga Eksenang Binaon ng Alon

Posted on September 5, 2016 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)


Photo: (In sound booth, left to right) Riley Palanca, Dominique Brillantes. I (far right) manned the recording and mixing while also taking part in the dialogue. Taken at the CKUT 90.3 FM studio in Montreal.


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 artis...

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