An Invitation to “tambay”
24 September, 2-4PM
Center for Ethnomusicology (UPCE), 2F Jose Maceda Hall, College of Music, University of the Philippines, Diliman
This is an informal gathering for the participants of R2 monumentED, U.P. Center for Ethnomusicology staff, and selected students of the U.P. College of Music. The UPCE gave a tour of the new archive, library, instrumentatrium and studio, as well as showed samples materials from the collection. The participants of R2 monumentED gave a brief presentation about their projects. Dayang Yraola, as curator and a media archivist, facilitated a discussion on the theme: monumenting/ monumentalising—the discursive role of memory institutions in reassigning values. This gathering contributed inspiration in the art production of the R2 monumentED participants, as their interaction with the UPCE staff enriched the young archivists-ethnomusicologists experience on the embeddedness of their respective roles in the bigger society.
Dayang Yraola is an Assistant Professor at the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts and a Lecturer at the College of Music. She was Archivist and Collections Manager at the U.P. Center for Ethnomusicology (2006-2015). As curator, she did the Jose Maceda Exhibit Series (2013, 2017-8); founded and curated the art residency/ exchange platforms Project Glocal (2011-5) and Composite Noise(s) (2015-9); and a number of other exhibits/ performances.
She is in her final semester completing her PhD in Cultural Studies at Lingnan University Hong Kong, as a recipient of the competitive scholarship, Hong Kong Postgraduate Fellowship Scheme. Dayang’s research is on conditions of enablement of sound practices in Hong Kong and Manila.