UP VISAYAS TEACHER BAGS AWARD IN INT’L MUSIC CONFERENCE
A TEACHER at the high school department of the University of the Philippines Visayas bagged the Second Best Presentation award in the 6th Symposium of the International Council for Traditional Music Study Group on Performing Arts of Southeast Asia.
Professor Jose Taton, Jr. was recognized for his paper titled “Sonic Transmediatizations in the Transmission, Pedagogy, and Practice of Panay Bukidnon Subing Music.”
UPV said Taton’s study explores the production of different modes of cultural and social mediations such as “material, practical, aesthetic, visual, and written — in the traditional jaw’s harp practice among the Panay Bukidnon indigenous cultural communities in Central Panay.”
“The paper highlights the experiences of young musicians in their formulation of musical solutions that led to the renewal of interest towards traditional instrument performance and enabled the transmission of endangered sound heritage among the indigenous youth,” UPV said.
The virtual competition hosted by the Tainan National University of the Arts was held from July 29 to August 5, 2021.
Taton is a candidate for Doctor of Philosophy in Music, major in Ethnomusicology at the Philippine Women’s University.