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Padayag: For Western Orchestra and Filipino Indigenous Instruments

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Title:Padayag: For Western Orchestra and Filipino Indigenous Instruments
Authors:Marfil, Marie Jocelyn
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Date Issued:Dec 2015
Publisher:[Honolulu] : [University of Hawaii at Manoa], [December 2015]
Abstract:Padayag (“expression”) is scored for a Western orchestra and Filipino indigenous instruments, including Mansaka instruments. It is inspired by Mansaka music, which was an important part of my environment while growing up in a multi-ethnic country. Mansaka is a lumad found in the southern part of the Philippines, particularly in the provinces of Davao del Norte and Compostela Valley. *
The overall concept of Padayag comes from my personal experience with the Mansaka people, where I learned about their music, culture, and tradition. Padayag is based on the Mansaka life cycle – birth, courtship, wedding and harvest, death/after life, birth. Each of these events corresponds to Mansaka music – Iso Katurog Da, Binarig, Pyagsawitan, Dawot, and Iso Katurog Da and Barabay – that depicts the Mansaka life events.
My initial research on Mansaka music revealed that the information on the Mansaka was insufficient for my writing. This led me to do my field research in Tagum City, Davao del Norte, Philippines, from July 18 to August 4, 2013. The interviews with leaders of the Mansaka, the recording of their songs, music, and dance, my association with the Mansaka community, and my findings helped me as I processed my composition.
In Padayag, as part of my musical experiment, I explore the different parameters of music, quotations of the Mansaka melody and rhythm, the emulation of the Mansaka music and performance styles and practices, and utilization of various Western compositional techniques. The combination of Western instruments and Filipino indigenous instruments creates unique timbres, which are essential in my musical expression portraying the Mansaka life cycle.
Description:Ph.D. University of Hawaii at Manoa 2015.
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Appears in Collections: Ph.D. - Music

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