Photo by: Hanani Asuncion
As the last quarter of the year commenced, the U.P Center for Ethnomusicology mounted the last few events to celebrate the birth centenary of National Artist and UPCE founder, Dr. Jose Montserrat Maceda. Last September 25 to 26, the U.P Center for Ethnomusicology organized the Jose Maceda Centennial International Sympsium (JMCIS), a symposium that aims to forge linkages with people and institutions to celebrate the legacy
There was anticipation in the air last January 31 at the U.P College of Music Abelardo Hall as the closing activities of the year- long celebration of Dr. Jose Maceda’s birthday was celebrated with a concert titled Maceda Retrospective 1952∙1981∙2003. It was a night that ended with a mix of gratification and upsurge of renewed interest in the life and works of the celebrated national artist. A diverse audience
The UP Center for Ethnomusicology recently conducted its staff enrichment, training, and development program by visiting various libraries and archives around Metro. The one day trip was organized for the staff to observe the preservation, digitization and other practices of the other institutions; compare them to the processes the Center has; and identify what may be applicable to improve the services and practices of the Center.
Tracing its conception
On May 2-4, 2014, the UP Center for Ethnomusicology (UPCE) and the Srinakharinwirot University (SWU) from Bangkok, Thailand participated in the Field Exchange (FieldEx) Project held in Poblacion, Hingyon, Ifugao. FieldEx is a field research project between the UPCE and a partner institution from Laon-Laon, a network-forum of Music Research Centers in Asia. After jointly conducting field research, the institutions provide copies of the data to each
The summer sun was at high noon but the cool breeze shielded us from the heat and we shivered slightly. Holding our recording devices, we watched as the children from Sagada rehearsed their dances and gong-playing, wearing their traditional costumes. Our team, staff from the UP Center for Ethnomusicology in UP Diliman, Quezon City lead by Dr. Ramon P. Santos, and the National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei, Taiwan, headed by Dr. George Chien,