Organized, Curated, Performed
Creator, Producer, & Programmer / Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2019
RE-SCORED celebrates the contributions and artistry of film composers in our community and, through a live performance setting, it is also an experiment in capturing that moment when music and image embrace into one, evoking emotions and creating indelible memories. A mixed-media event featuring groundbreaking composers, emerging talent, and legendary artists who will perform alternative live scores for short films from Visual Communications’ award-winning filmography. Featuring Winston Raval, Joy Ngiaw, Diwa de Leon, and Kyoko Takenaka.
Disco Manila - Los Angeles Grand Performances (2016)
Co-Creator, Producer, & DJ / Los Angeles
Live performance produced by Grand Performances and held at outdoor California Plaza in Downtown Los Angeles.
Featuring Spanky and Roger Rigor of VST & Co., Jet Montelibano and Eva Caparas of Music & Magic, Jessica Casas of Something Special/New Minstrels, Nino de Jesus. Celebrating disco music from late 70's and early 80's Philippines.
Disco Manila - NYU, Abu Dhabi (2016)
Co-creator & Panelist / Abu Dhabi
A weeklong residency featuring members of the Disco Manila performers. Led by Jet Montelibano, Jet, Spanky and Roger Rigor, and other members of the show hosted open rehearsals, workshops, panels, karaoke contest, and a free performance at the NYUAD Arts Center.
Squatter Rights: Live Reworks of Philippine Nu Wave Films (2009)
Music Director, Producer, & Performer / Los Angeles
Selected films by acclaimed vanguard of new Philippine Independent Cinema sonically reworked by Los Angeles based DJ's and Musicians.
Featuring selected films by KHAVN, RAYA MARTIN, JOHN TORRES, DADA DOCOT (Philippines)
Accompanied by THE MILES APPROACH, RANI D, RED KEY EXPERIMENT (Los Angeles)
Curated by Ruelo Lozendo and presented by Maya Santos and Joel Quizon
Curator & Programmer / Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2019
A visual mixtape experience featuring against the grain music from the Philippines from artists redefining and reworking the contemporary Filipina/o music landscape. A video companion to the Counterflow: Currents In New Filipina/o Music playlist.
Diggin' Sunday (2006-2010, 2017)
Creator & Organizer / Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles
(2006-2010) Monthly DJ, record collectors, tastemakers, and music heads afternoon gathering. Featuring regular DJ's and open turntables. Held at landmark HiFi cultural hub, Tribal Cafe.
Afterlives of Martial Law / Disco Manila (2017, 2018)
DJ / Los Angeles
An immersive dance party (Thymele Arts) and a listening party (UCLA) featuring Manila Sound hits & images from Marcos' martial law era. Soundtrack provided by Disco Manila's own DJ JoelQuiz (Joel Quizon). Visuals (including images from Visual Communications' archive) mixed by DJ Un-G (Gary Gacula Gabisan). This events featured a 20-minute live music & video mixing performance by Joel & Gary.
The Afterlives of Martial Law, a multi-site, multi-program public partnership created by Christine Balance between UC Irvine and Visual Communications, a Los Angeles-based Asian American media arts organization, to digitally preserve archival materials and present public programs that document the history of Philippine martial law and its impact upon Los Angeles-based communities.
Years When I Was A Child Outside- Live Score Rework (2008)
Music Director & Performer / Los Angeles
A live score rework of John Torres' experimental film Years When I Was A Child Outside. Multi-channel, three screen exhibition with live music by Ian Laczi, Lakan de Leon, Rani de Leon, Jesson Duller, Drew de Ramos, and Joel Quizon. Part of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2008.
MUMU: an otherwise experience (2017)
Music Curator / San Francisco
MUMU (pronounced “mu-moh”, Tagalog for “ghost”) summons the forgotten spirit of candlelit gravesite griots, who held storytelling ceremonies on All Souls Day in the Philippines. MUMU brings these stories back to Bindlestiff Studio—the nation’s only theater dedicated to showcasing Filipino American performing arts, located in the heart of the South of Market, affectionately known as SOMA Pilipinas, the recently designated Filipino Cultural Heritage District by the State of California. All Soul’s Day in our history is not a day of mourning; in the homeland, it is a day to gather, remember, and celebrate. We invite you to commune with our ghosts at MUMU.
International Funk and Disco (2016)
DJ / Los Angeles
Happy Hour set for Grand Performances with Rani de Leon featuring funk and disco tracks from across the globe.
Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture (2017)
Featured Artists - DJ / Los Angeles
Performed an all vinyl Disco Manila set.