Amihan Studios had the privilege of participating in this one-of-a-kind exhibit that showcases our National Artist for Music, Jose Monserat Maceda's collection of our colorful ethnic culture by designing two of the exhibit module, Connection and Context contracted by Ms Dayang Yraola, curator and collections manager of the UP center for Ethnomusicology.
A good number of composers found Maceda's music as an inspiration in creating their own work. This module is a comparative analysis of Maceda's work and other composers who was inspired by his work. This analysis offers possible readings on the many layers of their music as a group of complex creations drawn from common roots.
The design aims to provide a visual solution of organizing complex data for the audience to understand and appreciate the musical technicalities in each compositions and how are they related to each other.
This module is an archive gallery. Among the material displayed are photographs, audio field recordings, and field notes of researchers.
The design is simple to focus on the rich content of the Filipino culture collected from the different parts of the Philippines. On the lower portion of the interface are the titles of the audio clips that was collected by Maceda and his crew of researchers during their field work through the 1960's, 70's and 80's from 20 ethnolinguistic groups along with some photos and field notes.
The Jose Maceda Collection Exhibit, “Listen to my Music” was officially opened to the public on June 25 and it will end on July 26, 2013 at the Vargas Museum located in UP Diliman,
Client: UP Center for Ethnomusicology, UP Diliman
Project Lead: Ms Dayang Yraola
Design and Programming Lead: Primitivo B. Felias III
Project Coodinator: Erica Grace T. Cabanilla