Very honored to receive the 2016 Music Composition Awards from the Gerbode Foundation. Big thanks to Alleluia Panis DanceTheater and Kularts for the support and collaboration over the years - from Lalawigan (2009), Aswang (2013), Maseg (2014), She Who Can See (2015), Bae Makiling (2016), and now Utom (2018/2019).
Looking forward to writing Utom, a contemporary composition based on the music of the T-boli people and inspired by the mythical story of the deity Boi Henwu.
From Lalawigan, a call to resist and fight for freedom. Appropriate for these times. -Team FA Performed at the Asian Art Museum SF in 2011 Featuring Giovanni Jose (vocals), Sage Baggott (percussion), Ron Quesada (octavina), Jessica Ivry (cello)
Excerpts from HARANA. The highly acclaimed and historic Harana Kings concerts took place in December 2010 at the First International Guitar Festival at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, and at the SF/Manila Sister City Committee Cultural Night at the Dolphy Theater at ABS CBN Studios. It was the first and ONLY time we performed in Manila and Quezon City, as documented in Harana the Movie. Most people don't know that the Harana Kings never performed together as a group prior to this concert. With special appearance by my good friend and mentor, Maestro Michael Dadap.