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

CCP Presents Band and Orchestra Festival 5th Edition

Over 700 young musical artists from 14 groups across are expected to perform at " Banda Rito, Banda Roon, " the Band and Orchestra Festival 2018 of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) which will run from 20 to 22 July 2018 at venues of CCP. For Chris B. Millado, CCP Vice-President and Artistic Director, “The festival is on a grand scale since this is national event. Beyond the scale and scope of the event however is the fellowship and camaraderie shared between and among young and veteran musicians. The festival is also a venue where they could exchange learning experiences from their own regions"

There are three main events: the Gala Concert of Orchestras on Friday, July 20 at 7pm at the Main Theater; the Youth Symphonic Band Concert I on Saturday, July 21 at 7pm at the Little Theater; and the Youth Symphonic Band Concert II on Sunday, July 22 at 4pm also at the Little Theater. Parallel events such as the Open Air Brass Exhibition will be on Saturday, July 21 at 4pm at the CCP Ramp and the Music Fair from July 20 to 21 at the Little Theater Lobby.

There are 14 Participating Groups In The Festival, Lasallian Youth Orchestra San Beda College Alabang Symphony Orchestra Seven Spirit Kids Orchestra (Cebu) Manila Symphony Junior Orchestra Taytay Youth Symphonic Band Banda Sampaguita (Laguna) St. Scholastica’s College Wind Orchestra Ang Musikero Batangueño (Batangas) San Marcos Band ’92 (Navotas) General Trias Youth Symphonic Band (Cavite) Sasmuan Band 31 (Pampanga) Marilao Community Symphonic Band (Bulacan) Philippine Baton Twirling Association (PBTA) PhilBanda.
There will also be small brass ensemble performances in the Little Theater Lobby during the Music Fair from July 20 to 21. For ticket and schedule information including block ticket sales may be obtained by calling CCP Box Office at 832-1125 or 832-3704.

Text and Photos by Gilbert Kim Sancha. 

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