ANOTHER ground-breaking first in the music industry came to life as two Filipino rock icons collaborated on stage to perform in the first-ever “silent concert” in the Philippines.
Ely Buendia, front man of Eraserheads, and Bamboo Mañalac, who was also lead vocalist for Rivermaya before launching a solo career, performed together at the Rockwell Tent in Makati City with the advocacy, “Music Deserves Respect” (MDR).
As part of the latest campaign of Sony, Bamboo performed a number of his hit songs including “Himala,” “214,? “Hallelujah,” and “Noypi.” Ely followed suit, singing Eraserhead classics like “Alapaap,” “Magasin,” and “Ang Huling El Bimbo.”
The show opened with a performance by Jay Durias of South Border.
The silent-concert concept was achieved through the audience’s use of Sony headphones in listening to the songs.
“This concert celebrates and shows what it truly means to give justice to sound, and inspire people to appreciate true sound quality,” said Cel Anolin, marketing officer of Sony’s personal audio in the Philippines.
“We want to provide a unique concept appeal our customers using our new line of headphones that comes with High Resolution Audio, which is the latest standard in audio quality. It provides listeners with an enhanced listening experience because they hear everything, even the bass,” Anolin added.
Sony unveiled its MDR series with three models: the MDR-1RBTMK2, which is Bluetooth enabled; the MDR-1RMK2 meant for music lovers who are particular with detailed bass technology; and the MDR-10RC, which is the most compact model with its easy-to-fold feature.
According to Anolin, they chose Ely Buendia and Bamboo Mañalac as brand ambassadors because of their influence in the music industry, brought by their years of experience in creating and sharing their all-Filipino songs that continue to inspire young and old alike.