Music Inspired by Nature and the Avant Garde – SUNLAG ENSEMBLE

SUNLAG (Kapampangan: to give light, to spread brightness, to shine.)

The Sunlag Ensemble, based in Angeles City, Pampanga, aims to create a music which veers away from Filipino Mainstream Music including Rock, Folk, Jazz, Pop with Ethnic Hybrids. The ensemble performs on self-made instruments based on traditional native instruments of the Philippines and Southeast Asia.

The music played by SUNLAG is inspired by Nature, Asian Traditional Music and the European Avant Garde in its textures, colours and compositional processes, inviting the listener to temporarily leave their well travelled musical paths and explore new musical ones which results into an expanded consciousness and experience. Future projects will include collaborations with other creative disciplines like Literature, Theatre, Dance and Film.

On Sept 25, 2017 at 10:40am – 12:00nn, there will be a lecture on

Traditional Music and Modern Composition in Asia and then join in

Round-table discussion about “Defining the “Asian style” in new music”, “Traditional performers as composers” and “The question of appropriation”

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