Autotelic lets go of its painful past with hopeful new single ‘Iwan’

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When Filipino pop-rock bands in the early 2010s started to gain mainstream prominence, Autotelic emerged as one of the movement’s leading voices. From churning heartfelt anthems that reflect the sentiments and triumphs of the current generation to rocking the stage with unforgettable performances, the six-piece band sets the standards of what modern pop songcraft is all about: beautifully resonant at its most melancholic, and defenseless in its poignant honesty. Fast forward to 2021, Autotelic’s music still hits home. Their work has been consistent in eloquently expressing the woes and rewards of being young, in love and emotionally wrecked, and is informed not so much by its time, but by timelessness and enduring appeal. These qualities are inevitably present on “Iwan,” Autotelic’s new single released under MCA Music Inc. Teeming with earnestness and indelible pop sensibilities, Autotelic’s latest track sticks to the quivering fragility that often permeates their material. But this ti

PETA's Festival Of Windows, A Celebration At 50.

The Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA), the pioneering educational theater company in the country committed to empower and strengthen individuals through the arts and with vision to pursue genuine people's development through excellent theater and cultural work is celebrating its 50th year as a theater for the nation.

Founded in 1967 by Cecile Guidote Alvarez, the company produced over 400 original Filipino productions and conducted workshops locally and internationally about Children's Rights, Women, Gender, Health and Sexuality, Youth and the Millennials, Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction and Human Rights. "Festival Of Windows" is a celebration of people's theater for development happening from October 24 to 29 featuring discussions, lectures, workshops and performances. 
The five day event will showcase thirteen performances from Metro Manila, Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao and three from Cambodia and Thailand. It will be a gathering of more than 120 performers, 40 experts and speakers, hundreds of artists, managers, audiences and participants both local and international. Festival participants will learn new skills in songwriting, puppetry, improvisation and physical theater.

Festival Activities October 24 - Festival Opening
October 25 (Day 1) Theme: Environment, Psychosocial Intervention and Disaster Risk Management Inquiry Point: Building Creative Communities

October 26 (Day 2) Theme: Gender, Health and Women's Rights Inquiry Point: Public Spaces, Public Awareness

October 27 (Day 3) Theme: Youth Participation Inquiry Point: Participation

October 28 (Day 4) Theme: Children's Rights Inquiry Point: Capacity Building and Education

October 29 (Day 5) - Closing Theme: Human Rights Inquiry Point: Partnership and Stakeholder Building
Presented by PETA in partnership with Starbucks, Save The Children, Development And Peace and Madison 101 as major hotel sponsor. For details of Festival, visit the official website www.petafestivalofwindows.com. Call 725-6244 or email at festivalofwindows@petatheater.com.

Text and Photos by Gilbert Kim Sancha.

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