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The Philippine Hawk-Eagle in Music and Dance: Lecture on the Imaging of Banog on Saturday Jan 14

Lecture on the imaging of the Banog on Jan 14

The banog or hawk-eagle has often been depicted in music and dance known as binanog among the Panay, Bukidnon. This Saturday, January 14 from 2-4pm, Dr. Christine Muyco of the UP College of Music will discuss the narratives found in these art forms, revealing them to be more than mimetic.
A music composer and ethnomusicologist, Dr. Muyco was recently a fellow of the Asian Cultural Council (ACC), which has supported her Computer Music training for a multi-media project at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She finished her Ph.D. in Philippine Studies at the University of the Philippines, Diliman (2008), the same university that gave her a grant to take Ethnomusicology and Dance Theory courses at the University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.A. from 2006-2007. Her Ph.D. dissertation was about the Philippine binanog music-dance tradition and its ideology called sibod. Currently, Dr Muyco serves as Chairperson of its Theory and Composition Department. Aside from her academic service, she also has active cultural participation in the growth of Schools of Living Traditions in Panay, Western Visayas. She believes that academic education and research should support cultural transmission and motivate the continuous creation of expressions, thus nurturing and building indigenous traditions further on.
The lecture is part of the “Reverb” exhibit which is currently ongoing until April 14, 2012. Reverb takes off from notions having to do with resonance, registration, and audible impressions. It brings together sound-based work from artists such as Eric Ambata, Kawayan de Guia, Tad Ermitaño, IC Jaucian, Diokno Pasilan, Ronald Tomas, the collaborative, E.X.I.S.T. (Experimentation in Sound Art Tradition), and UP College of Music ethnomusicologist Dr. Christine Muyco.

Lecture fee is Php120 for non-students and Php100 for students.

The Lopez Memorial Museum is at the ground floor, Benpres Building, Exchange Road corner Meralco Avenue, Pasig City. Museum days and hours are Mondays-Saturdays, 8am-5pm, except holidays. For details, call 635-9545.