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

Daluhong, the 44th Theatre Season of Dulaang UP.

The House Of Bernarlda Alba
DALUHONG is Dulaang UP's 44th Theatre Season following DUP's Hudyat (43rd Theater season). Comes Daluhong, a tagalog word that means assault. During the Press Launch held at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater last July 23, 2019, Artistic Director Prof. Banaue Miclat-Janssen reiterated that the journey to great theater continues this 44th Season.
Prof. Banaue Miclat-Janssen
Opening its robust line up comes the classic The House Of Bernarda Alba, a play by Spanish writer Federico Lorca translated in Filipino by Alexander Cortez (Sept.6-29, 2019). It talks about the strict matriarch Bernarda Alba ( portrayed by Frances Makil Ignacio) together with her daughters in a drama brought about by her husband's death.
Next is Lope Vega's Fuente Ovejuna to be directed by Tony Mabesa - a play plagued by a commendador Fernan de Guzman who was overthrown by his people because of his ill and selfish intentions. The play runs from Nov.8 to Dec 1 . 
And coming back from its successful run is Nana Rosa, the tale of the first Comfort Woman who came out as a victim of Japanese officers who stayed in the country during the war. The play runs from Feb. 28 to March 25, 2020 to wrap up the 44th Theater Season. For inquiries, theater lovers may contact Nico Varon ( 0917-519-8879) or send an e-mail to dupmarketing@gmail.com.
Text by Antz Cabrera
Photo by Arriane Dave Farnazo

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