Three wall murals by a trio of artists from the 2018 Thirteen Artist Awardees of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) have been reinterpreted as musical compositions by Music Production students of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde.
“Bakwit” by street artist Archie Oclos, a 70-meter mural which depicts the plight and hardships of the lumad students who were forced to leave their schools and communities due to militarization, has been turned into music by Ben Ayes.
“Hindi Totoo” by multimedia artist Rasel Trinidad, also known as Doktor Karayom, which explores peculiar characters and Filipino mythological creatures has been given a dark melody by Dwight Ian Perez.
“Dead Masks” by multidisciplinary artist Zeus Bascon, made up of four writhing serpents, was unraveled by Daniel Carlos as a spiritual and ethereal guide into the afterlife.
This venture was part of the Composition class under their teacher Gian Gianan. The compositions will serve as the score for the Art + Music by CCA music video, directed by CCA associate and multimedia artist Raine Sanciangco, which will be available on view this July.