Maség is a contemporary and folkloric dance production funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and commissioned by Kularts. It re-imagines the familiar William Shakespeare classic, The Tempest, and set in pre-colonial Philippine island of Palawan.
Choreographed by master artist Jay Loyola and directed by Alleluia Panis, it premiered in San Francisco in November 2014.
Florante Aguilar steps out of his usual style to create an original music score that uses indigenous instruments based on local traditional forms, mixed with contemporary elements.
Introducing Florante Aguilar & the Utom Ensemble debuting this June in San Francisco. Featuring music inspired from the T’boli land. @sanfranciscointernationalartsfestival @kularts ... See MoreSee Less
Wrote a piece for the #hangdrum as part of the new work #Utom. Will premiere this June 2019. This Instrument, invented in Switzerland in 2000, works surprisingly well with #kulintang and other Philippine indigenous instruments IMHO. Listen to complete track at www.soundcloud.com/florantea/utom-lake-sebu... See MoreSee Less
Radio Alert! Tune in to 99.3FM The Vine (KVYN) this Friday Sept. 28 830am. I'll be talking about my upcoming show with Bay Area Guitar greats Teja Gerken and Nate Lopez, "3 Guitars: Electric, Steel and Nylon". I'll be playing a couple of pieces too.
[Reserved seating: $12-17] Acclaimed Bay Area guitarists Florante Aguilar, Teja Gerken, and Nate Lopez area teaming up for an eclectic evening of solo and ensemble playing. Presenting a multi-facetted...