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Stefanie Quintin-Avila

PAGTANAW

Ripieno Ensemble PH, Goethe Institut Philippines

In partnership with the Goethe Institut Philippines and Manila Composers Lab, the Ripieno Ensemble PH launched a concert series that reexamines the Filipino identity through the ‘Kundiman’ - a song form embedded with Filipino values of devotion, unity, and patriotism. Inspired by Johannes Schoellhorn’s notion of trans-composition, the Ripieno Ensemble PH envisions these songs into modern arrangements which incorporates the aesthetics of contemporary music yet uncompromising its core.

2021