Saturday, March 8, 2008

SINEMUSIKALYE - Massive New Media Audio-Video Concert


7pm, 14 March 2008, Friday / Remedios Circle, Malate, Manila

The Cinema Committee of the National Comission for Culture and the Arts presents Sinemusikalye on 14 March, Friday, at 7 pm in Remedios Circle, Malate, with a massive new media audio-visual concert curated by Tengal with SABAW Art Projects.

For the Sinemusikalye program, three projectors and three screens will be combined to make an expansive panoramic view; while the country's best sound artists, electronic musicians, and instrumentalistswill perform live music at Remedios Circle, Malate
in this never before attempted performance of this scale.

The multi-channel projection of video images and panoramic images by Lyle Sacris and Mark Mijares, will be controlled and manipulated live by video artists,Tad Ermitano and Blums Borres (courtesy of New Media Arts Manila). The main performances will include electronica pioneers Malek Lopez and Caliph 8 scoring Mowelfund animation films in three movements; while Tengal and The Gangan Orchestra (composed of 16 of the best local improvising sound artists, electronic djs and musicians) will be performing Tad Ermitano's video graphic score with algorithms by Tengal as part of the GANGAN SERIES; and will culminate the evening with a full-orchestral sonic blast combined with the panoramic videos manipulated live by Tad Ermitano. Also performing are seminal new media artists, Elemento and The Children of Cathode Ray who will also be scoring animation films by underground legend, Roxlee, as well as a film by Tad Ermitano. The new generation of electronic musicians, Moon Fear Moon and Trojan Whores will also perform their unique brand of sound deconstruction alongside video deconstruction by Blums Borres.

At the beginning of the festivities, filmmaker John Torres will be screening the three-screen version of his feature film, Years When I was a Child Outside. Previously premiered at the Berlin Forum, in Berlinale international film festival, this will its Philippine premiere. The film will be accompanied with a live score by the Makiling Ensemble.

Videos by Lyle Sacris, Mark Mijares, John Torres, Tad Ermitano, Roxlee, Mowelfund Film Institute animators

Music by:
Moon Fear Moon
Malek Lopez with Caliph 8
Trojan Whores
Children of Cathode Ray
Makiling Ensemble
Gangan Orchestra:
Ria Munoz (laptop, electronics)
Arvie Bartolome (guitar)
Tengal (drums, objects, electronics, conductor)
Erick Calilan (various Asian instruments, gongs, electronics)
Lirio Salvador (electronics)
Inconnu ictu (electronics)
Anthony Morris (alto sax)
Atchoo Ilagan (drums)
Mikey Abola (bass)
Anto Bautista (guitar)
Caliph 8 (turntables, Akai mpc sampler)
Supreme Fist (turntables)
Kim Feliz (Koto)
Ferdinand "Bai Bai" Pitogo (trombone)
Mark Lester Sorilla (trumpet)

National Comission for Culture and the Arts
Visual Pond Art Projects
New Media Arts Manila
Sweetspot Studios
Mowelfund Film Institute