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Offline mangdiws

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MEDYO MODERN
« on: December 29, 2000, 08:56:21 PM »
Have you listened to MAKILING ENSEMBLE's debut CD, MEDYO MODERN?  It's a new brand of music which they call "Pinoy world music", it's on TOWER Records and M1 racks as we speak.

Read this feature of Philmusic about Makiling Ensemble at http://www.philmusic.com/zine/news/2000/12/121100_makiling/index.shtml


Diwa de Leon
Makiling Ensemble

Offline RedBaron

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MEDYO MODERN
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2000, 04:37:01 AM »
Mang Diws, how would you best characterize your music??

Offline mangdiws

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Our music
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2000, 02:17:03 PM »
The music of Makiling Ensemble is basically inspired by the traditional music cultures of the world.  These traditions are then fused with modern musical idioms in a highly original and stylized manner.
 
In its early days, Makiling Ensemble fused traditional music with Western classical music with some doses of modern popular music such as rock, pop, and jazz resulting in an engaging but somewhat formal musical style.

Later on their music evolved into a more dynamic type abandoning the formality of classical music and utilizing vigorous Afro-Latin rhythms fused with Keltic inspired melodies, Indian-styled vocals, the playfullness of the T’boli hegalong, guitar chords and heightened improvisation.
Diwa de Leon
Makiling Ensemble

Offline jazzbo

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Re: Our music
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2000, 02:48:18 PM »
Quote from: mangdiws
Later on their music evolved into a more dynamic type abandoning the formality of classical music and utilizing vigorous Afro-Latin rhythms fused with Keltic inspired melodies, Indian-styled vocals, the playfullness of the T’boli hegalong, guitar chords and heightened improvisation.
 


By improvisation, do you use elements of jazz improvisation? i.e. blues scales, bebop scales and licks, etc. If that's the case I would recommend John McLaughlin's "Shakti" albums as a reference, he fused jazz with Indian scales and rhythms! Keep on improvisin'!

Offline mangdiws

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« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2000, 03:02:32 PM »
Thanks for the wonderful reference jazzbo, however the style of improvisation we use is more rooted in T'boli music, Keltic music, Indian sitar scale, and Cuban rhythms.  Think kudyapi, bagpipes, Ravi Shankar and Bo Razon and you might get the idea.

Though we also use some doses of blues and jazz scales mas dominant pa rin yung na-mention ko sa taas.  It's not just because its out preference to use those improv. elements but because wala pa gaano sa Pilipinas ang gumagawa ng ganyan.
Diwa de Leon
Makiling Ensemble