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Alcala has received a number of recognitions, including the 2009 POLYPHONOS Young Composer Award given by the Seattle-based vocal ensemble, The Esoterics. He also received a Young Composer Award from the Asian Composers League, in cooperation with the Israel Composers League in 2004. He won Best Movie Theme Song and was also nominated for Best Film Score at the 34th Metro Manila Film Festival for his music in the movie "Homecoming" by renowned Filipino director Gil Portes. For the same movie, Alcala also received nominations from the Golden Screen Awards of the Entertainment Press Society and the Star Awards for Movies of thePhilippine Movie Press Club. As an arranger, his work in the Sony BMG released Album Acclamation of the renowned Philippine Madrigal Singerswas nominated for Best Vocal Arrangement at the 20th Awit Awardsorganized by the Philippine Association of the Record Industry or PARI. Alcala was member/soloist and resident composer/arranger of the twotimeEuropean Choral Grand Prix winner and UNESCO Artist for Peace Philippine Madrigal Singers. The group has premiered Alcala's compositions in prestigious international festivals and competitions, including the Florilege Vocal de Tours in France, and the European Grand Prix for Choral Singing in Arezzo, Italy. Alcala graduated BS Development Communication from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (BSDC 1999) prior to his admission in 2001 to theUniversity of the Philippines Diliman College of Music. Upon graduating Bachelor of Music in Composition Magna cum laude in 2007, Alcala received the Gawad Chanselor Natatanging Mag-aaral (Chancellor's Outstanding Student Award), an award conferred by University of the Philippines to students with outstanding academic and non-academic achievements. Alcala became full scholar under the Billy Joel Fellowship at Syracuse UniversityCollege of Visual and Performing Arts in upstate New York where he finished Masters in Music Composition and received the Irene Crooker Excellence in Music Award in 2009. Alcala's teachers include Prof. Josefino Chino Toledo, Dr. Jonas Baes, Dr. Christine Muyco, Dr. Ramon P. Santos, Dr. Nicolas Scherzinger, Dr. Gregory Mertl, Dr. Daniel S. Godfrey. He also had master classes with Judith Weir.
. He moved to a new channel network. ABC'sTropang Trumpo (from 1994 to 1995). and actor. more popularly known as Ogie Alcasid (born August 27. Educational Background ELEMENTARY SCHOOL La Salle. He played a spoiled brat Angelina in "Ang Spoiled" segment on Bubble Gang. Greenhills-1974-1981 HIGH SCHOOL La Salle. with co-hosts Ramboy Revilla and Jayda Avanzado. He also hosted Fastbreak. television presenter. 1967). QTV's Ay. Alcasid is recently the judge in Pinoy Idol. In 2013. This was Alcasid's first drama show and he also sung its main theme with Aiza Seguerra.Ogie Alcasid Herminio Jose Lualhati Alcasid.He is currently the President of OPM (Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-Aawit) and Commissioner of the Edsa People Power Commission. Jr. TV5. and a sitcom Show Me Da Manny (from 2010 to 2011). and hosted in his former game shows Da Big Show and Hole In The Wall (with his fellow co-host. is a Filipinosinger-songwriter. beginning in ABS-CBN's Game Na Game Na on 1995 and the Philippine version of Family Feud on ABC-5 in 2001. "Kap's Amazing Stories Kids Edition: Featuring Wild Animals". comedian. . playing "Manny Pa-Cute". Alcasid returned to sitcom via "Show Me Da Manny". He also branched out as a game show host. GMA Network's Bubble Gang (from 1995 TO 2013). Diliman-1986-1993 Television career Alcasid's television career started as one of the hosts of comedy show Small Brothers on ABSCBN on 1992. a former basketball game show on IBC 13 in 2002. Robot! (from 2005 to 2007). Alcasid also hosted a kids documentary show on GMA. Alcasid had his own break in a GMA Primetime drama Hanggang Kailan opposite Lorna Tolentino and Christopher de Leon. Greenhills-1981-1985 COLLEGE University of the Philippines. His first project under the channel was The Mega and The Songwriter which he co-hosts withSharon Cuneta. Michael V). Alcasid left the main cast of Bubble Gang and bid farewell to GMA Network. The show premiered on September 15. parodist. Alcasid also recently hosted Celebrity Duets: Philippine Edition on GMA with Regine Velasquez and is currently one of the main hosts on musical variety show SOP Rules. He also appeared on other comedy programs such as ABS-CBN's Mana Mana (from 1991 to 1992).
three percussionists. Baes is known for writing music utilizing "unorthodox" musical instruments like bean-pod rattles. and 20 muffled "forest" voices  BASBASAN [blessing] for 20 bean-pod rattles and 20 muffled men's voices  . It is typical for social theory to influence the work of Baes who has made a mark on contemporary music and cultural politics in the Asian region. and about a hundred iron nail chimes distributed among the audience [1997/2001] WALA [nothingness] for seven or hundreds of men's voices [1997/2001] DALUY [flow] interval music for five animator-percussionists and about a hundred bird whistles distributed among the audience  IBO-IBON [birdwoman] for dancer wearing small bells. At the beginning of the new century. "sarunai" oboe. and pairs of pebbles distributed among the audience PATANGIS-BUWAYA [and the crocodile weeps] for four sub-contrabass recorders or any blown instruments  PANTAWAG [music for calling people] for 15 bamboo scrapers. and did research on the music of the Iraya-Mangyan people of Mindoro. Jonas Baes is also active as an ethnomusicologist and writer. Santos. as well as various Asian instruments such as bamboo scrapers. 15 palm leaves. leaves. two large wind chimes passed around the audience. Laguna in 1961. and iron nail chimes played by the audience  SALAYSAY [narratives/ inspired by Jean Baudrillard] for solo voice. four animator-callers. bamboo flutes. "khaen" mouth organ. attended several seminarworkshops of visiting lecturers. Germany. and vocal music using Asian vocal techniques. Compositions Some of Jonas Baes' musical compositions include: [imagined community. "bamui" trail caller.Jonas Baes Jonas Baes is a Philippine composer born in Los Baños. after Benedict Anderson] for four bamboo scrapers. which became the inspiration for his compositions. Baes experiments with notions of structure-agency integration [after Anthony Giddens] and simulacrum [afterJean Baudrillard]. iron-nail chimes. he studied with Mathias Spahlinger in Freiburg. He enrolled in the University of the Philippines' College of Music in 1977 as a student of Ramon P. His early works in the 1980s were influenced by Maceda in the use of large numbers of performers. and encountered the musical compositions of Jose Maceda. From 1992-1994. while in the 1990s he experimented with various methods by which the audience becomes integral in the performance.
the band produced eight studio albums along with other EPs and singles. Eraserheads Main article: Eraserheads In December 1989. His compositions gained success and critical acclaim. with Pupil co-manager Diane Ventura. Marcus Adoro andBuddy Zabala formed the band Eraserheads in their collegiate school. he currently performs as guitarist and lead vocalist for Pupil. so they concentrated on writing their own material instead. if we committed a mistake no one would recognize it since they don't know the  song. Mabini Chapter. Buendia later enrolled to University of the Philippines Diliman where he formed his bands Bluidie Tryste. is a Filipino musician. and are now considered classics. became very popular. Vicky Cayago. . Eraserheads' lasted for ten years before finally breaking up with Buendia and Adoro's departure. theUniversity of the Philippines. partly because of the lyrics which included a few swear words. One of the songs. which gradually spread outside the campus. Paranaque City. 1993 saw the emergence of "Eraserheadsmania" because of successive hit singles. was released in the Asian region. Performing their original songs live soon earned them a cult following in the University. Personal life Born in Naga City. Eraserheads eventually signed a three-year deal with BMG Pilipinas. He had reportedly dated TV 5 host and model Shawn Yao. "Ang Huling El Bimbo.Ely Buendia From Wikipedia. Buendia first learned Kundiman from his mother while he started playing the guitar at the age of 7 years old." Buendia explained . The continuation of the concert was held at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds on March 7. Ely Buendia. which was cut short unexpectedly. sold-out concerts and thousands of fans. songwriter and lead vocalist of the popularPinoy rock band Eraserheads.S. Sunday School and Eraserheads. During Elementary. Taguig City. with tours in the U. "Aloha Milkyway. Buendia has two children." This hit was also written by Buendia. popularly known as Ely Buendia. the free encyclopedia Eleandre Basiño Buendia(born 2 November 1970). Buendia continued to write songs for the band. The band found that they weren't good at covering other people's hits. topping various music charts. Diliman. Buendia is a member of the international Order of DeMolay from A. writer and director who gained fame as guitarist. "UltraElectroMagneticPop!" featured no less than Pare Ko and a host of other novelty pieces that had people listening and discovering more about the quartet. Eraserheads went onstage for their reunion concert on August 30. Their debut album. One album. Raimund Marasigan. where Buendia was a Film major at the College of Mass Communications (he started his first year of college in 1987). a pop song entitled "Pare Ko". and other countries. The album also brought the underground college rockscene into public awareness. 2009. and Eon Drake. "After all. Widely regarded as one of the most respected music icons in the country. right?. Buendia graduated from Elementary in Pasig Catholic College in 1983 in Pasig City and High School in University of Perpetual Help Rizal. Una Aurea. During those 10 years. Their gigs took them out of the country. Eraserheads were also the first ever Filipino artists to receive the "Moon Man" trophy for winning the 1997 MTV Asia Viewer's Choice Award for the video of their song. with his first wife. many of which became hit singles and classics. which Buendia wrote. 2008 at the Fort Open Field. like many others that the band produced. Buendia won in a singing contest where he sang "Doon Lang" by Nonoy Zuniga.
and his songs were also recorded by Regine Velasquez. The song won the Manila Film Festival Best Song Of The Year Award in 1972. After graduation. and Kuh Ledesma. Canseco credited film producer and Vicor Music Corporation owner Vic del Rosario for his biggest break in the music industry. Later career Canseco wrote the classic "Kapantay Ay Langit". Early Years Canseco studied and graduated with a Liberal Arts degree atUniversity of the East in thePhilippines. Inc. Canseco was a nationally acclaimed composer of numerous popular Filipinoclassics. however. He also free-lanced as a scriptwriter for hire in Manila. was "Child". Zsa Zsa Padilla. Canseco was commissioned by former Philippines First lady. in Manila. Canseco was elected President of the Filipino Society of Composers.Imelda Marcos. It also had an English version titled "You're All I Love" that was sang by American singer Vic Dana that included some Tagalog lines. Cavite. Pilita Corrales. 2004. Death He died on November 19.Philippines). Authors and Publishers. Philippines due to cancer.in 1973. . the Englishlanguage version of Freddie Aguilar's signature song "Anák". Martin Nievera. and also elected a Councillor for the First District of Quezon City in 1988. to compose the national tribute hymn. he worked for the Philippines Herald and the Associated Press as a journalist. Canseco's best known composition. Philippines and died 19 November 2004 in Manila. a theme from the award winning motion picture sung by Amapola. He wrote for Sharon Cuneta and Basil Valdez. "I Am a Filipino" (Ako Ay Pilipino).George Canseco George Masangkay Cansecowas born 23 April 1934 in Naic. Rey Valera was a lyricist of two of Canseco's songs. Canseco followed it with an English song entitled "Songs" exclusively for "Songs and Amapola" under the Vicor Music Corporation Pioneer Label.
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