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Ramon P Santos - University Professor Emeritus, Composition and Theory Department
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Ramón Pagayon Santos (b. 1941) belongs to the New and Experimental Music group of Filipino composers. He initially trained in Composition and Conducting at the University of the Philippines, and earned his Master of Music (with distinction) and Ph.D. degrees at Indiana University and State University of New York at Buffalo, respectively. He was a full fellow at the Summer Courses in New Music at Darmstadt, Germany, and undertook post-graduate work in Ethnomusicology at the University of Illinois under grants from the Ford Foundation and the Asian Cultural Council. He has been awarded Artist-in-Residence fellowships at the Bellagio Study Center and the Civitella Ranieri Center in Italy. He has also been elected as Member of Honor of the Asian Composers League which he led as Chairman in 1994-1997, as well as elected Vice President of the International Music Council at UNESCO from 2001 to 2005.
As composer, his works have been conceived along concepts and aesthetic frameworks of Philippine and Southeast Asian artistic traditions, featuring elements from western and non-western sources, including various combinations of orchestral instruments, Javanese gamelan, Philippine indigenous instruments, as well as different styles of vocal production. His works have been featured in major festivals in the Americas, Europe and in Asia. In 2002 and 2003, special international academic symposia were held in Tainan, Taiwan, on his works, and was invited to present talks on his compositions as well as conduct composition workshops in Tokyo, Uruguay, Bolivia, and the USA. His works Dw'gey was premiered at the Biennale of Contemporary Music in Israel in November 2006 and again performed at the Asia-Pacific Week Festival in Berlin in September 2007. His work S'geypo for 16 flutes will be performed by the French Flute Orchestra in Paris in September 2008. He was recently invited to present a keynote paper on "Ethnomusicology and Music Composition" at the Asia-Pacific Music Festival in Wellington, New Zealand last February 2007.
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In the field of Musicology, he has undertaken researches not only in Philippine and Asian contemporary music, but also studied Javanese gamelan music and dance and Nan Kuan, and engaged in continuing field studies of Philippine traditional music such as the musical repertoires of the Ibaloi, the Mansaka, Bontoc, Yakan, and Boholano. His areas of expertise, aside from the above cultural communities also include Philippine Art Music, Philippine Contemporary Music and selected musics from Southeast Asia and the cultural communities of South China. His writings have been published in major national and international journals, books, and encyclopedias, such as the Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, the CCP Encyclopedia of Philippine Art, The Musics of the ASEAN (editor and writer), Sonic Orders in ASEAN Traditional Music (area editor, writer and research leader), and The New Groves Dictionary of Music and Musicians. He has also produced or directed audio-visual materials like Tuklas Sining: Contemporary Period in Philippine Music (script and direction), Mindanao Highland Music (cd), Lawak Rondalla (cd), Kuwadro: Jose Montserrat Maceda (vcd), Drone and Melody (as conductor of Strata in cd produced by Tzadik), DAYÓN (writer and editor of the commemorative cd album of the 2nd International Rondalla Festival), while his biography appears in 500 Contemporary Composers published by St. James Press. He has been invited to give keynote papers, lectures, seminars and workshops in such countries as Russia, Ireland, the USA, Japan, Korea, People's Republic of China, United Kingdom, Germany, Cambodia, Argentina, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, and Vietnam.
He was recently awarded an Asian Public Intellectual Senior Fellowship that enabled him to do intensive study on transmission of traditional musical practices in Indonesia and Thailand. His recent book Tunugan: Four Essays on Filipino Music, received the National Book Award in Music for 2006. His past appointments include Composition Chair and Dean of the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Music, Chairman of the Asian Composers League, and Secretary General of the League of Filipino Composers and the National Music Competitions for Young Artists Foundation, Artistic Director of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, and Head of the Executive Board of the National Music Committee and Commissioner for the Arts of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts . He is currently serving as University Professor Emeritus of the UP, President of the Musicological Society of the Philippines, and Executive Director of the UP Center of Ethnomusicology.
Studies: COLLEGE University of the Philippines Conservatory (now College) of Music · Teacher's Diploma in Composition and Conducting (1964) · Bachelor of Music in Composition and Conducting (1965) GRADUATE Indiana University · Master of Music in Composition, with distinction (1969) State University of New York at Buffalo · Doctor of Philosophy in Composition, minor in Musicology (1972) POST-DOCTORAL Institute for New Music, Darmstadt, Germany · Summer Courses for New Music (1974) University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana · Special Seminars in Ethnomusicology (1988-89)
Present Rank and Positions: ~ University Professor Emeritus (since 2007) ~ Member of Honor, the Asian Composers League (since 2003) ~ Executive Director, UP Center for Ethnomusicology (2004-) ~ President, Musicological Society of the Philippines (2004-) ~ Secretary-General, League of Filipino Composers-ACL Philippines Other Current Affiliations: Regular Member, National Research Council of the Philippines, Division XI: Humanities Board Member, Dalubhasaan sa Edukasyon, Sining at Kultura (DESK) Lecturer-Consultant, Asian Institute for Liturgy and Music Previous Positions and Affiliations: Vice President, International Music Council Executive Committee at UNESCO (since 2001) Member, 14-man Executive Committee of the International Music Council (UNESCO) Commissioner for the Arts, National Commission for Culture and the Arts (1998-2004) Head, Executive Council of the National Music Committee, National Commission for Culture and the Arts (since 1995-2004) Member, International Kodaly Society Member, International Society for Music Education Head, Focus Group on Local Music Production, Action Program on Musical Diversity, International Music Council (2002-2003) Member, Task Force on "Music and Globalization", International Music Council (2000-2002) Secretary General, Music Competitions for Young Artists Foundation, NAMCYA, (1989-2002) University Professor (Composition, Theory and Musicology), UP College of Music (since 1995) Chairman, Asian Composers League (1994-1997) Dean, UP College of Music (1978-1988) Member, Advisory Panel on World Musics, International Society for Music Education (1993-1998) Artistic Director, Cultural Center of the Philippines (1999) Vice Chairman, Asian Composers League (1991-1994) Vice Chairman, National Research Council of the Philippines, Division XI: Humanities (1990-1994) Co-Chair, Artistic Advisory Council, Cultural Center of the Philippines (1999-2001) Board Member, Music Competitions for Young Artists Foundation, Inc. (NAMCYA) Music Consultant, Cultural Center of the Philippines (1986-1987) Board Member, Philippine Philharmonic Society (since 1986) Member, Advisory Board, Philippine High School for the Arts Special Consultant, Philippine High School for the Arts (1984-1986) Founding Director, Philippine Music Documentation Center (1975-1978) President, National Music Council of the Philippines (1984-1993)
ACTIVITIES 2004-2007 Creative Works: (2007)UP DANGAL NG KARUNUNGAN: DANGAL NG BAYAN Orchestra, Vocal Chorus, Speech Chorus, Gamelan, Traditional Instruments, Carillon Composed for the UP Centennial under the University Professors Grant (2007)Salikupan for 3 Saron groups, 3 kendang, 3 rebab, Singers, bungkaka, tongatong, patang-ug, and Bird-whistles. ~ Premiere: Solo International Ethnic Music Festival And Conference, Solo, Indonesia, 4. September 2007. (2006) CUERDAS II VISAYAN MEDLEY ~ Premiered at the Closing Concert of the 2nd International Rondalla Festival CUERDAS SA PANAGHIUSA, People's Park, Dumaguete City, February 25, 2007. (2006) DW'GEY for Violin, Viola, Voice and Percusssion. Text by Rio Alma. · Premiered at the Biennale on Contemporary Music. · Performed at the Asia-Pacific Week in Berlin by the Modern Art Sextet, 11. September 2007. (2004) OGGAYAM for mixed voices. Commissioned by the UP Singing Ambassadors. (2004) PAT'TONG for Symphonic Band. Supported by the UP President's University Professor Grant Program. (2004) K'LIBET for children's rondalla. ~ Premiered at the 2004 NAMCYA National Finals, Cultural Center of the Philippines, November 25, 2004. Performed by the Israel Contemporary Players. Tel Aviv Museum and Jerusalem Music Center, 4-5 November 2006. (2004) BU-KA for mandolin, guitar, harpsichord and percussion. ~ Premiered during the 24th Asian Composers League Festival in Israel, at the Jerusalem Music Center, October 20, 2004. (2004) TI-I-NIG for Bass Trombone and Percussion ~ Premiered in Hoy! by Barrie Webb and Peter Neville in Melbourne, April 18, 2004. Publications: ~ "Ethnomusicology in the Art of Music Composition, and the Musics of Asia", MUSIKA JORNAL 4. UP Center for Ethnomusicology, 2008. ~ "Symposium on the Theories of Performance in the Musics of Asia: A REPORT", MUSIKA JORNAL 4. UP Center for Ethnomusicology, 2008. ~ DRONE AND MELODY. (CD)(as conductor of "Strata" by Jose Maceda and contributor to program notes). New York: TZADIK Records. ~ "Beyond Improvisation: Expressive-Creative Processes in Musical Traditions in the Southern Philippines", Journal of the Indian Musicological Society. Volume 38. Mumbai, India: JIMS, 2007. 22-35. ~ TUNUGAN - Four Essays on Filipino Music. UP Press, 2005. National Book Award in Music, 2006. ~ "Jose Montserrat Maceda: Rebellion, Antithesis and Alternatives", Bulawan 15 Journal of Philippine Arts and Culture. Manila: National Commission for Culture and the Arts, 2005. ~ "Antithesen und Alternativen: Die Musik von José Maceda", MusikTexte 102 Zeitschrift für Neue Musik. Köln, August 2004. ~ "MUSIC: Confined and Beyond Confinement", SANGHAYA 2004: Philippine Arts+Culture Yearbook. Sanghaya Resource Center for the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, 2004: 35-41. ~ "Local Musics in A Globalized Asian Environment", Scientific Conference: Traditional Music in Globalization Context. Vietnamese Institute for Musicology,2004. ~"Language, Poetry and Drama in the Art Music of Nicanor Abelardo", Bulawan 10 Journal of Philippine Arts and Culture. Manila: National Commission for Culture and the Arts, 2004. ~ LAWAK RONDALLA A Commemorative Album of Cuerdas nin Kagabsan – The 1st International Rondalla Festival (Project Director, Text, Editor, Production). Produced by the NCCA, 2004. Major Researches and Papers "Evaluation Report on the 'Revitalization Program of Traditional Batak Music of North Sumatra", Universitas Sumatera Utara, December 15, 2007. "Transmission, Pedagogy, and Education: A Critical Study of Asian Traditional Music Cultures in Post-Colonial and Post-Modern Times in Thailand and Indonesia", paper read at the Asian Public Intellectual Workshop, Marco Polo Hotel, Davao City, November 25-29, 2007. "Pedagogy, Learning and the Acculturative Environment in Asia: Creative Response to Trends and Values of Contemporary Life".Paper read at the Art Summit Indonesia 2007, Jakarta, November 2-4, 2007. "Ethnicity and Music Composition", paper read at the Solo International Ethnic Music Festival and Conference. ISI Solo, Indonesia, September 2, 2007. "Ethnomusicology and Composition". Keynote Paper delivered at the Asia-Pacific Music Festival. University of Wellington, New Zealand, February 11, 2007. "Beyond Improvisation", paper read at the ITC-Sangeet Music Academy Seminar IMPROVISATION. Mumbai, India, January 14, 2006. "Kawayan sa Musika: Espiritu, Teknolohiya at Ugnayang Pangtao", Tawag ng Bantula: Music and Bamboo Festival. NCCA-Musicological Society of the Philippines, University of Sto. Tomas, September 21, 2005. "Ugnayan: Music, Technology and Power", UGMA-UGMA Symposium, UP College of Music, May 5, 2005. "Current Challenges and Opportunities in the Musics of Asia", World Forum on Music. International Music Council General Assembly, Los Angeles, California, October 1, 2005. "A Brief Report on the Asian Music Forum 2004", World Forum on Music. International Music Council General Assembly, Los Angeles, California, October 5, 2005. "Mga Sangkap Aralin sa Teorya at Praktis Pang-Musika buhat sa Pangmundong Pananaw Pangalawang Bahagi" (Study Materials for the Theory and Practice of Music from a World Perspective, Part II). Completed under the University Professors Grant Program. "Philippine Musical Heritage – Traditions and Emblems", Symposium on the Preservation of Philippine Cultural Heritage, National Historical Heritage, FEU Auditorium, September 21, 2004. "Local Musics in Globalized Asian Environment", Scientific Conference: Traditional Music in Globalization Context, Vietnamese Institute for Musicology, Hanoi, Vietnam, August 8-9, 2004. "Ugnayan – Beyond Technology", International Academic Conference "Interpretation of Classic Meets Avant-Garde" Tainan Womans College of Arts and Technology, Tainan, Taiwan, May 28, 2004. Modern Technology and the Musics of Asia", International Academic Conference "Interpretation of Classic Meets Avant-Garde" Tainan Womans College of Arts and Technology, Tainan, Taiwan, May 28, 2004. Participations INTERNATIONAL EVENTS ~ Consultant-Evaluator, Revitalization Program of Batak Traditional Music of North Sumatra, Universitas Sumatera Utara, December 5-10, 2007. ~ Featured Composer and Speaker, Solo International Ethnic Music Festival and Conference. Premiere of Salikupan. Paper: "Ethnicity and Music Composition" Solo, Indonesia, 1-5. September, 2007. ~ Keynote Speaker, "Ethnomusicology and Music Composition". Asia-Pacific Music Festival, ACL Conference and Festival. Wellington, New Zealand, 8-14, 2007 ~ Festival Director, Composer, Conductor, Cuerdas sa Panaghiusa. The Second International Rondalla Festival. Dumaguete City, 18-25. February, 2007 ~ Featured Composer, Biennale on Contemporary Music. Israel Contemporary Music Players. Premiere of Dw'gey, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. November 4-5, 2006. ~ Paper Presentor "Beyond Improvisation", Seminar on Improvisation. ITC-Sangeet Music Academy, Mumbai, India, 13-15 January 2006. ~ Lecture "Traditional Music in Religion and Worship in the Philippines: Expressive Manifestations of Sacrifice and Spirit Mediation in Ritual", Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, October 14, 2005 ~ Lecture "The Kulintang of Mindanao, Philippines", Department of Musicology, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, October 12, 2005. ~ Delegate and Paper Presentor, World Forum on Music, International Music Council, Los Angeles, California, October 1-5, 2005. ~ Executive Committee and General Assembly, IMC, Los Angeles, California. ~ Delegate and Featured Composer, ACL Conference-Festival, Bangkok, Thailand, August 10-15, 2005. ~ Executive Director and Chief Convenor, Asian Music Forum 2004. A Regional Consultation Meeting sponsored by the International Music Council, the UNESCO, and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts. ~ Featured Composer/Lecturer, International Academic Conference: Music Technology. Tainan Womens University for Arts and Technology, May, 2004. ~ Paper presentor, International Conference on "Asian Traditional Music and Globalization", Vietnamese Folk Music Institute, August 2004. ~ Special Lecturer, 9th Asia-Pacific Society for Ethnomusicology Conference. Phnom Pehn, Cambodia, August 2004. ~ Paper Presentor, AHUACA Nov. 18-21 (2004) ~ Executive Director and Chief Convenor, the Asian Music Forum 2004, Manila, Nov. 17-20, sponsored by the NCCA, IMA and UNESCO, and Implemented through the UP Musarfound, Inc. (2004) ~ Featured Composer and Paper Presentor, 24th Asian Composers League Festival, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, Israel, October 18-24 (2004) World Premiere of Bu-Ka for mandolin, guitar and harpsichord and percussion. ~ Paper Presentor, 9th Asia-Pacific Society for Ethnomusicology Conference, Khmre Cultural Society, August 23-27 (2004) ~ Paper Presentor, International Scientific Conference on Music and Globalization, Vietnam Institute of Folklore, August 8-9 (2004) ~ Head, Steering Committee and Principal Author, Cuerdas nin Kagabsan, The First International Rondalla Festival, Naga City and Manila, Feb 8-17 (2004) NATIONAL EVENTS ~ Project Director, CUERDAS SA PANAGHIUSA: The 2nd International Rondalla Festival, NCCA-Oriental Negros Provincial Government, Dumaguete City, February 18-25, 2007. ~ Music Coordinator and Lecturer, DESK-SPA Workshop, Baguio City, May 15-21, 2006. ~ Lecturer, NAMCYA Summer Workshop, St. Louis University, Baguio City, May 7-14, 2006. ~ Lecturer, Curriculum Workshop for Music in the High School, Department of Education. Baguio City- Cebu City, April 7-21, 2006. ~ Artistic Director, Saganang Ani: 12-hour music marathon at the Manila Baywalk, National Music Committee, NCCA, Feb. 25-26, 2006. ~ Training Director, the International Organization of Folk Arts (IOFA) Dance Drama Training Workshops, Davao City, Cebu City, Marikina City, October-November, 2004. ~ Consultant, Heritage Recordings of Carmencita Lozada. 15 CD albums of the best performances of Filipino violinist Carmencita Lozada. Produced by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and the Tunugan Foundation, Inc. ~ Lecturer-Trainor, DESK-Special High School for the Arts Training Program. Baguio City, May (2004) ~ Consultant, Philippine Culture Index, National Commission for Culture and the Arts. ~ Lecturer, GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF CICM UNIVERSITIES, St. Louis University, Baguio City, March 10, 2005. ~ Training Director and Lecturer, IOFA (International Organization of Folk Arts) Dance Drama Training Workshop. Davao, Cebu, Manila, October-November (2004) ~ Paper Presentor (in absencia), UGAT Conference: The Ends of Educating. Capitol University, Cagayan de Oro, October 21-23 (2004) ~ Lecturer and Resource Person, DESK-SPA Summer Training Workshop, National Teachers Camp, Baguio City, May 17-21, (2004) ~ Workshop Facilitator and Trainor, Kulintang and Debussy, Pila,Magdalena, Laguna and Cultural Center of the Philippines, Feb. 21/24/Mar 9 (2004) ~ Music Consultant, ASYA 2004, Opening of the Asian Arts Festival, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Feb 19 (2004) ~ Head and Chief Organizer, Cuerdas nin Kagabsan, The 1st International Rondalla Festival. Bicol Region and CCP, Feb. 8-17 (2004) Awards: University Professor Emeritus (2007) Asian Public Intellectual Senior Fellowship (2006-2007) National Book Award for Music: Tunugan: Four Essays on Filipino Music(2006) General Education Professorial Chair Award, University of the Philippines- System, July 28 (2004) UP Alumni Association Professional Award in Music(2004) Featured Composer/Lecturer, Academic Conference "Interpretation of Classic Meets Avant-Garde", Tainan Women's College of Arts and Tech-nology, May 27-28 (2004) Member of Honor, Asian Composers League, elected by the General Assembly, 2003 Asian Music Festival, Tokyo (2003).