Seeing-Sounding Social Transformation

The University of the Philippines College of Music and College of Mass Communication will have a jointly-organized conference celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Abelardo Hall in UP Diliman. The academic conference is entitled Seeing-Sounding Social Transformation in (The Music of) Philippine “Theaters” and it will be held from September 18-20, 2013 at the Abelardo Hall Auditorium and Plaridel Hall in the College of Mass Communication. This is an interdisciplinary conference in the humanities and performing arts that explores the relationship between what is seen-heard in public and society. In particular, the conference interrogates the critical role of theaters (including music, song, and dance) as tangible representations of sociopolitical processes in public spaces and as an expression of Filipino peoples’ historical experience, identity, and aspiration.

Plenary speakers for the conference are Dr. Ramon P. Santos and Dr. Nicanor G. Tiongson. The speakers are Jocelyn Guadalupe, Michiyo Yoneno-Reyes, Amparo Adelina C. Umali, III, Nikki Briones Carsi-Cruz, Arwin Q. Tan, Ma. Alexandria Iñigo-Chua, Jazmin Badong Llana, Basilio Esteban S. Villaruz, Verne dela Peña, Eulalio R. Guieb III, Mi Hyun Oh, Rowena Cristina L. Guevara, Matthew CM Santamaria, Resil B. Mojares, Vicente L. Rafael, Marian P. Roces, Raul C. Navarro, Teresita G. Maceda, Apolonio B. Chua, Jonas U. Baes, Lara Katrina T. Mendoza, Roselle Pineda, Ma. Patricia B. Silvestre, Crisancti L. Macazo, Reuben Ramas Cañete, Eufracio C. Abaya, Myra Beltran, Patrick F. Campos, José S. Buenconsejo, Nick Deocampo and Roland B. Tolentino.

An environmental music concert featuring the compositions of Jose Maceda, Ramon Santos and Jonas Baes entitled Ading, Quadrasyon, at Patangis-Buwaya will be held on the evening of September 19, at 6:30 in the evening, free admission. On the 20th, “Andres Bonifacio: Ang Dakilang Anakpawis,” a musical play by Jerry Dadap and Dionisio Salazar will be presented, with Alegria Ferrer as the stage and music director. Tickets for this show will be available at the gate and are priced at PhP 300 with special discounts for students and senior citizens.

For inquiries regarding the conference, please call Josie Baradas at 9818500 local 2639 or 9296963.

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