Listening Terminal
Listening Terminal

Listening Terminals

Curators: Dayang Yraola

Technical Manager: Franz de Leon, Digital Signal Processing Lab, EEEI

EXHIBITION RUN: 5 February – 1 March 2015

LAUNCH/PERFORMANCES: 5 February 2015, 9-11am and 6-9pm

The Sound and Movement Component, aims to bring elements of the urban eco-system into focus. The traffic, patch greens, the people, the buildings among other natural and built structures has their own role in this eco-system. These elements are there for a reason and a function. However, these elements are too common or too familiar that urban dwellers tend to ignore it, more so, when it comes to auditory experience.

In the Listening Terminals project, sounds from the urban eco-system were recorded as an attempt to isolate them and direct more attention to them. The simple title Listening Terminals is as literal as it appears—listening as the act of consuming, and terminals as the medium of consumption.

Sound artists, music composers, dancers and movement artists are invited to use the recorded sounds to compose their pieces. Music/sound compositions will be played on Listening Terminals, with an instruction to allow portion of the raw sound file to be present in their piece. Later during exhibition, the dancers and movement artists will compose and perform their pieces on the sound that is projected in the Listening Terminal.

How this whole exercise is related to sustainability is not a direct statement. Rather than stating directly that: “this is your environment and that you are responsible for it”; the project terminates the statement at “this is your environment….” The curatorial of the Sound/Movement component of Project Bakawan is focused on providing sensorial stimuli, which has more potential for continued discussion among the interested audience (whether on the topic of urban ecology, sound art, music, dance, movement, etc), rather than a prescriptive statement. Therefore has more potential for a sustainable discourse.

Dayang Yraola

Listening Terminals in front of the UP College of Music
Photos by Potchie Lazaro

Sound Composers Technical and Production Team
Juro Kim Feliz, Philippines/Canada Irvin Eusebio
Charles Fournier, Philippines Vanessa Tan
Cris Garcimo, Philippines Carl Tolosa
Michael Graeve, Australia Paul Magat
Erwin Fajardo, Philippines Jason Disuanco

Malek Lopez, Philippines/Singapore (tbd)
Maria Christine Muyco
Jordan Peralta, Philippines (tbd)
Thomas Reifner, Germany
Kamal Sabran, Malaysia
Motohide Taguchi, Japan


*Movement concept from Roselle Pineda (Department of Art Studies, College of Arts and Letters) in collaboration with Marx Diego

Audio Files Contributor
Jean Abordo Queena Filart
Kristia Alcantara Zyrael Fortes
Lorenz Aliwalas Janina Guarte
Angelo Aquino II Lois Mari Laput
Droo Aragon Jose Marie Mendoza
Louise Kaye Arandia Chyrene Moncada
Gian Aurelio Roan Opiso
Mariefrance Vasquez Ballester Ardi Quines
Joannes Castro Gerome Soriano
Dale Joshua del Carmen Kim Suyeon
Ashley Diaz Pol Torrente
Clarence Diaz Patricia Wilwayco
Patricia Dy  

Dr. Carmela Española
Click Sonic Labs
Mark Alan Laccay
UP Center for Ethnomusicology
Project Bakawan

Project Bakawan

Project Bakawan is a collaborative art festival and community-building initiative that aims to increase awareness of current environmental issues and strives to foster a sustainable future.

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