Reverb sound art Lirio Salvador of Elemento on Flickr.

G/F Benpres Bldg. Exchange Road Corner Meralco Avenue, Ortigas Center Pasig

September 12, 2011 – April 3, 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. In responding to Lopez Museum’s open call for sound-based proposals last year, these artists will be showing an amalgam of old and new works drawn up from the ambient and self-produced, the installative and site-specific, the found and the overlooked, alongside objects from the museum collection that invoke hearing and an overall sharpening of the experiential aspect of encountering art.


Sept 24, 1 pm, SM Mall of Asia
Sound artists who are member of E.X.I.S.T (Experimentation in Sound Art Tradition) Gentle Universe, Caliph8, Mannet Villariba, Elemento & Toshiyuki Seido will give a two-hour performance that introduces audience to the idea of sound art situated in physical space.

About the Artists:

ELEMENTO is a multi-disciplinary art collective that is spearheaded by Lirio Salvador, a visual assemblage/sound artist. Salvador creates sound sculptures cum musical instruments out of metal pipes, stainless steel, bicycle parts and other industrial materials. These sound sculptures are being used by the group in their sound art/musical performances and are sometimes seen hanging on display on different museums and art galleries. The members are:
- Lirio Salvador - created a number of experimental instruments based on his own concept of ethno-industrial art/music.
- Kaloy Olavides - has been doing painting, collage and conceptual art such as performance, sound, video and installation since he was a student
- Jonjie Ayson
- Jon Romero aka “aurora borealis”

E.X.I.S.T or Experimentation in Sound Art Tradition is a sound art collective and movement. It is a division of Espasyo Siningdikato dedicated in propagating experimental sonic art. Founded by Lirio Salvador, E.X.I.S.T. uses found objects and environmental sounds, explore analog and digital audio technologies for the creative production and presentation of sound.

Eric Ambata graduated from the University of Sto Tomas with a degree in Fine Arts. Mr Ambata has worked as a designer of websites/pages as well as publications of both for-profit and non-profit organizations. His designs have won awards such as the Catholic Mass Media award and Philippine Web Awards.

Stanley Castelo aka “washing machine” is an independent artist/ multi-instrumentalist from Cavite who began recording individual projects since 2006.

Kawayan de Guia is UP Fine Arts graduate who does photography, performance art, installation art and video as well as drawings and paintings. He has received awards from the Ateneo Art Gallery and the Asian Cultural Council. Mr de Guia is also a 13 Artist Awardee of the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

Tad Ermitaño studied Biology at the University of Hiroshima, and holds a Bachelor`s degree in Philosophy from the University of the Philippines. He trained in film and video at the Mowelfund Film Institute and currently designs and mixes sound for digital features and produces video for projection in a variety of stage/concert contexts. His facility with a broad range technologies has led to his exploration of computers, programming, and electronics to manipulate sound and video in real time. He also performs audiovisual pieces, both solo and as part of the experimental media group The Children of Cathode Ray.

Ian Carlos (IC) Jaucian is a cum laude graduate of UP College of Fine Arts. Mr Jaucian is Ateneo Art Gallery’s Exhibitions Coordinator while continuing to show – alone or with a group—in different venues in Metro Manila.

Marie Christine Muyco is the current chair of the Department of Theory and Composition of the UP College of Music. Dr. Muyco is a music composer and ethnomusicologist. Her fellowship under the Asian Cultural Council has supported her Computer Music training at the University of California San Diego. Dr Muyco is active in the Schools of Living Tradition in Panay, Western Visayas.

Diokno Pasilan has a Diploma of Fine Arts from WA School of Art, Design and Media. He has had solo and group exhibitions in Australia and the Philippines. Mr. Pasilan’s performances, including Kurbist Gond Band performances, have been on going since 2003.

Ronald Tomas completed his master’s degree in Musicology at the UP College of Music and holds a certificate in arrangement from Berkley College of Music. Mr. Tomas is a member of the Asosasyon ng Musikong Pilipino (AMP), KATHA (Filipino Composers’ League) and Filipino Society of Composers, Arrangers and Publishers (FILSCAP).

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