We are finally on our second to the last week of recording! :) While the band’s at the Warner Music office, Chino David of the band, Silent Sanctuary, dropped by at Tracks Studio and played the violin for a few of NTS’ songs.
Angee Rozul and Monty Macalino of Mayonnaise produced the songs.
Nicanor Tiongson’s MABINING MANDIRIGMA A Steampunk Musical
4-5, 11-12, 18-19 July 2015; 3pm 3-4, 10-11, 17-18 July 2015; 8pm Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater)
Synopsis: On 12 June 1898 Apolinario Mabini presents his vision and plans for the second phase of the Philippine revolution against Spain to Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo. Impressed, the general appoints the paralytic as his chief adviser, believing that the two of them are destined to finish the revolution and set up the new Filipino nation. Mabini advises Aguinaldo to open a congress that will legitimize his government and act as his advisory body. After the US forces grab Intramuros for themselves, the revolutionary government moves to Malolos, where Aguinaldo promptly convenes congress and appoints Mabini chief minister. But soon, the new government must face major threats to its rule, not only from the American colonizers but from the ilustrado members of congress. First, the bourgeois ilustrados led by Pedro Paterno and Felipe Buencamino prepare a 50-million peso loan package to the new government that will allow them to control and profit from the financial assets and institutions of the government, and thereby control the government itself. Mabini exposes the ploy, but Aguinaldo, desperate for funds to buy arms and pay his soldiers, approves the loan. Second, refusing to be a mere advisory body, congress creates a constitution that privileges the “oligarchy of the educated” (congress) over the “oligarchy of the ignorant” (the executive and the army). Mabini insists that in time of war, the executive must be free to make decisions without being shackled by congress. After a few concessions are granted to the executive, the constitution is approved by Aguinaldo. At the dinner celebrating the new republic on 23 January 1899, the president toasts the members of congress, the army, and especially the Mabini cabinet that served the government gratis et amore. The ilustrados are jealous of Mabini’s powers.
Librettist: Dr. Nicanor G. Tiongson Director: Chris Millado Dramaturg: Manny Pambid Music & Composition: Jed Balsamo Co-arrangers: Chino David, TJ Ramos & Emerzon Texon Sound Design, Over-All Sound & Recording Engineer: TJ Ramos Choreographer: Denisa Reyes Set Design: Toym Imao Costume Design: James Reyes Lighting Design: Katsch Catoy Technical Director: Barbara Tan-Tiongco Video Projection Design: GA Fallarme Assistant Projection Design: Perky Parong & Sheryl Polancos
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