The University of the Philippiines College of Music presents the “IkoToki,” a new composition for a Jeepney Orchestra, composed by Dr. Maria Christine Muyco. This premiere will take place on February 28th, Friday at 6:00 PM at the Ampitheatre of the U.P. College of Science Complex on February 28, 2014, Friday, at 6 PM. The concert is free.
The Jeepney Orchestra consists of instruments from jeepney parts, which the composer collected from junk shops around Quezon City and turned into sounding instruments. JP Hernandez constructed wind instruments such as paihip (flute), tambudoy (side-blown flute), and tatot (trumpet). Percussions consist of tubophones (tube xylophone) and IkoToki Tultogan (mini jeep as idiophone) put together by Allan Hernandez, Romeo Cudiamat, and Boy Rullog. There is also the bakagong (tongue metal drum) and tatsulok (triangle) from Boy Rullog. Cris Garcimo created the Jeepnilamella, a kalimba-like instrument made out of jeepney plates. Another section of the Jeepney Orchestra is the Speech Choir by the Arts Studies students of Ms. Krina Cayabyab.
As the jeepneys highlight this concert, there will be actual jeepneys plying the circular Ampitheatre during the event. Ikot drivers Renato “James” Lino and Jason Reyes will be joined in by Toki drivers Julius Guevarra and Emmanuel Salvador. Music from sound installations will be part of the concert.
Works by students from the College of Music such as Jordan Peralta, Melita Cruz, Karl San Jose, Jairus Saldajeno, and Jonathan Domingo will be featured with the assistance of Nico Valdez (College of Engineering), Jam Respicio (College of Fine Arts), College of Arts and Letters classes, and that of Dr. Carmela Espanola from the College of Science, Institute of Biology. For further details, please email <firstname.lastname@example.org>