Friday, November 21, 2008

ASEACC Closing Performance

We are happy to announce the participation of Filipino music and sound artists *Teresa Barrozo*, *Tengal* and *Pow Martinez* in the 5th Annual Southeast Asian Cinemas Conference that will take place in the Philippines this coming November 18-22.

Barrozo, Tengal and Martinez are set to perform during the closing celebration of the ASEACC-Manila to be held in Mag:net Café Katipunan on November 22 from 8 PM onwards. Other invited artists include film director Lav Diaz who recently launched the soundtrack CD "Impiyerno".

The conference is an annual gathering of scholars, film practitioners and films enthusiasts from different countries in the region to primarily engage in discourse and build connections.

It is hosted by the *School of Humanities of the Ateneo de Manila University* together with the *Society of Filipino Archivists for Film* and *Loyola Film Circle*, in partnership with the *National Commission for Culture and the Arts* and the *New York University-Tisch School of the Arts Asia.* It is supported by independent art spaces Mogwai Film Bar, Mag:net Cafe Katipunan and Green Papaya.

Everyone is invited to join the conference and take part in the discourse. For further details and to register visit *www.aseacc. org.*

About the Artists

Teresa Barrozo is one of the emerging women composers of the country. Her compositions range from solo, chamber ensemble, orchestral, vocal, electroacoustic. Her works have been performed in the Philippines and in various Asian music festivals (Japan, Thailand). In 2007, she was one of the featured Filipino composers in the Asia-Pacific Weeks 2007 in Berlin, Germany. Teresa also works as a composer for theater, film and tv; and as an arranger for various choirs and orchestras.
Recent collaborations with filmmakers include music and sound design for "Sinungaling na Buwan" by Ed Lejano, music score for "Sakdal Laya" by Tey Clamor, "Tirador" by Brilliante Mendoza, "Possible Lovers" by Raya Martin, "The Thank You Girls" by Charliebebs Gohetia, and "Room 213" by Keith Sicat.

Tengal is a Manila-based interdisciplinary media artist, composer-musician, and filmmaker. He curates and organizes media art projects, has collaborated with various artists, and has performed in various shows in the Philippines and abroad. He attended the Berlinale Talent Campus 2006, in Berlin, Germany; the 5th Asia-Europe Foundation Art Camp: Re-Vision Bangkok | New Media Art and Interactivity, in Thailand; and most recently at Cellsbutton II: Yogyakarta International Media Art Festival, in Indonesia. He founded SABAW Media Art Kitchen – a not-for-profit, artist-run initiative and network platform for all kinds of information and communication carried via modern electronic media focused specially in the region of South East Asia.

Pow Martinez is a painter and an experimental/ electronic music composer.
He makes use of new and old media and whatever instrument he can afford to create music. When not playing with the Trojan Whores he performs by himself under the solo act, Nun Radar, and makes obscure albums. He also collaborates with performance artists and makes music for films.
When he's not doing any of these, he paints, exhibits and lurks the Internet. His collaborations with filmmakers include co-writing, with Ria Munoz, the original soundtrack for the 2006 Cinemalaya film Mudraks directed by Arah Badayos and Margaret Guzman.