Sound art show and workshop to hit Davao

Aug. 21, 2009

DAVAO CITY – Dabawenyos is set to experience a new soundtrip with the multi-media event Golden Noises: Explorations on Sound on August 14, 2009 at the Durian Bar, Madrazo Compound.

Golden Noises is a back-to-back workshop and sound art show featuring Japan-based and Manila-based sound artists Toshiyuki Seido and Eric Calilan, and Davao-based electronic musician Chuck Fournier.

The 1-5PM workshop is open to the public for free registration while tickets priced at 30 pesos will be sold for the show at 8PM on the same day. The workshop and show aims to open the ears, minds and bodies of both the participants and the audience to new sound frontiers and new approaches in sound and music-making and to move them to create new sound environments. It also aims to foster new directions for music-making in the local music scene.

Seido, Calilan, and Fournier will jointly facilitate the workshop and outputs from the participants, as well as Seido, Calilan, and Fournier’s varied experimentations and explorations on sound will be showcased in the show.

Toshiyuki Seido has been a sound artist for more than 20 years and has performed in various local and international exhibits and shows. Recently in Kaida Gallery, Manila he and fellow sound artist and collaborator Lirio Salvador released their multi-media work (also in collaboration with visual artist and sculptor Noll El Farol and photographer Koji Onaka) entitled “ManilaBox”, a collection of sounds and images of Manila. In 2008, Seido founded the label “New Art Laboratory” which aims to produce sound and performance works in the Philippines.

Erick Calilan often performs under the name Ugong, a sound art outfit utilizing home-made circuit-bent sound devices created from toy keyboards, walkie-talkie and other low voltage electronic devices. He is based in Dasmarias, Cavite.

Primarily a guitarist and a composer in the 90s Manila rock scene, Chuck Fournier explored electronic music before his move to Davao in 2004. He has won an award for his techno-tribal piece featuring synthesizers and traditional ethnic instruments, along with Manobo lyrics entitled “Life’s Circle (Gahad To Ko-ontayan)” in the Tugtog World Music Festival in Davao City, sponsored by The Davao Tourism Authority. Fournier continues to stretch his musical boundaries in exploring sound and music.

The Golden Noises workshop and show are sponsored by Genzai Boardinghouse, MIX FM, Hippie Store, Patria Montemayor, and Vicky Canilao and daughters.

For reference:

Angely Chi, mobile number 0908-768-7121

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