Exhibit on Jose Maceda’s music compositions opens

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In celebration of its 16th Foundation Anniversary, the University of the Philippines Center for Ethnomusicology’s (UPCE), is holding an exhibit at the UP Vargas Museum until July 26. Entitled Listen to my Music, the exhibit features music compositions of National Artist Jose Maceda and the materials he gathered from the field during his 40-year research called “Ethnomusicological Survey of Music in the Philippines.”

The exhibit seeks to promote the philosophies that Maceda contributed to the field of ethnomusicology, music composition and theory, and cultural studies; engage contemporary artists in exploring the rich ethnographic, musicological and creative traditions of the Filipinos; inspire university engineer-scientists in exploring the multidisciplinarity of Filipinos and involve university students, faculty, researchers and general public in experiencing Maceda’s academic contributions as a collective legacy of the, and for the, Filipino people.

The exhibit has four sections namely creation, connection, context and confluence.

Creation is a listening and viewing gallery that will feature recordings of Maceda compositions, media projections of his music scores, and video documentation of Rica Concepcion and Egai Navarro.

Connection is a listening and reading gallery that will feature comparative musical analysis of Maceda’s compositions and those that were written by composers who have worked with him in the past. Among the materials that will be featured are works by Ramon Santos Jonas Baes and Verne dela Pena from the UP College of Music.

Context is an archive gallery where actual archival materials and facsimile will be displayed. Among the materials that will be displayed are photographs, field audio recordings, field notes of researchers, and research paraphernalia.

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