ISLANDER is a music and movement suite scored for various keyboards, kulintang instruments (indigenous Philippine gongs), and electronics. From the lens of a second generation Filipino American, the work examines the residue colonialism has left behind through centuries and generations, and explores the tension and loss that exists within one’s identity. Vendil’s longtime collaborator, composer Trevor Gureckis, will design electronic elements. Performed by Vendil and collaborators: pianists Melinda Faylor and Mary Prescott, and weaver Cynthia Alberto of Weaving Hand. Cage piece by Heather Huey.
This piece is in process and will be finished in 2018.
September 10, 2017: Sunday Sessions at Knockdown Center, curated by Alexis Convento
August 24, 2017: Work-in-progress showing at National Sawdust's Summer Labs showcase (Artist in Residence)