Präsentation #79 Maceda Inspired • 20. November 2022 • Westwerk Hamburg • Dayang Yraola

Dayang Magdalena Nirvana T. Yraola, PhD (b. 1976, Manila, Philippines) is a professor at the University of the Philippines and teaches courses at the College of Fine Arts for the Department of Theory, Department of Studio Arts and Master of Fine Arts Program and at the College of Music for the Department of Musicology. She is the curator of the University of the Philippines Fine Arts Gallery. Prior to her current appointment, she was former Collections Manager and Archivist of the UP- Center for Ethnomusicology, which houses the Jose Maceda Collection. She is likewise the founder and lead curator of the art project series Project Glocal (2011-2015), Composite Noises (2015- 2023), and Sonic Manila Research (2020-2023). Tusa Montes is a percussionist, ethnomusicologist, and educator specializing in the music of the Philippines, Asia, West Africa, and Latin America. She graduated with an MM Musicology Degree from the University of the Philippines College of Music in 2012. She is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of the Philippines College of Music. She has performed in various festivals in the Philippines and abroad. In this lecture, Dayang will share her findings on the study of the experimental music scene in Manila, including the presentation of possible trajectories of practice and experiences in establishing the first sound art course in the Philippines as the country faces the new (post) COVID normalcy. The talk will have a special focus on highlighting the influence of National Artist for Music Jose Maceda, particularly his writings, works and influences as inspiration for an expanded art practice. "This is not a music talk--it is "listening" to Maceda beyond music, finding him relevant to a larger universe of creatives." One of the legacies Maceda's research has left for the University of the Philippines is the Asian Music Program. In it, students learn traditional musical instruments from masters themselves, who may not necessarily be academically trained in music, but bring indigenous wisdom of music making. In the 40-minute presentation, Tusa Montes will perform a series of traditional rhythms using traditional Filipino musical instruments. In the later part of the performance, the audience will be invited to participate in the playing. The event will conclude with a session of all musicians and interested people from the audience. Jose Monserrat Maceda (1917-2004, Manila, Philippines) was a Filipino composer, pianist and ethnomusicologist. He was also professor emeritus at the College of Music of the University of the Philippines. He was awarded the National Artist of the Philippines for Music in 1997. Maceda is best known for his contribution to ethnomusicology based on his extensive field research project entitled "Ethnomusicological Research in the Philippines," done in the late 1960s to early 1990s. His compositions, especially those from the 1960s and 70s, became influential to many contemporary music and sound artists based on his impressive use of experimentation inspired by his understanding of music as a communal ritual rather than an elitist and exclusive privilege. Maceda's compositions, ethnomusicological collection, and writings can be found at the University of the Philippines Center for Ethnomusicology (UPCE). More information about the collection and Maceda can be found at: Sonic Manila Research In Manila, the term "sound art" has been used as an umbrella term for art practices that use sound, require listening, and/or negotiate listening that may or may not be music. In 2014, Dayang Yraola launched Sonic Manila Research - a research and archival project that aims to investigate the place of sound, as well as the scene and practice in Manila, to identify existing intersections with art. Dayang's own practice includes many different projects, such as sound staging (exhibitions and performances), scholarly research (course development and publications); and archival strategies that focus more on recording practice than physically building a collection. For more information, visit: --------------------------------------------------------- Sunday, November 2022, 7:30 p.m. Venue: Westwerk Admiralitätsstraße 74 20459 Hamburg ......................................................... "Presentations" is a lecture series of the Association for Contemporary Music Hamburg on various positions of contemporary music. In the lecture series, musicians, composers, sound artists and theorists present their work or lecture on a specific topic from the field of current music. ......................... The series of presentations is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Media of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. Video recordings of the presentations: