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Video games open new platforms for composers

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 13:01
AN ESTABLISHED film scorer discussed the ever-expanding platform for composers in the video game and film industry in a lecture and masterclass at the Conservatory of Music last Jan. 25. Amit Weiner, a composer and concert pianist, discussed in detail the different avenues for film scorers, recalling his numerous experiences in writing music for multimedia […]

Union members hit distribution of USTFU savings, file labor complaint

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 11:48
SOME FACULTY members filed a complaint last Feb. 4 before the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) against the officers of the UST Faculty Union (USTFU) over the “unjust distribution of USTFU savings.” Complainants Rene Tadle, Noel Asiones, Michelle Desierto, Leonardo Guevarra Jr., Gemma Aboy, John Vincent Ignacio and Ramil Sotelo Sasi opposed the release […]

Be more conscious on gender when writing —Thomasian scholar

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 10:48
A THOMASIAN poet and critic has called on writers to be more conscious on gender in their works during a literary forum at the UST Central Laboratory Auditorium last Jan. 31. “It behooves writers to think of gender as a crucial element in their works because everything that they write, and everything they can ever […]

 Architecture needs a sense of purpose — Thomasian architect

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 18:51
ARCHITECTURE Alumnus Angelo Mañosa highlighted the importance of the environment in advancement and innovation in Philippine architecture. Mañosa tackled sustainable tropical architecture in “Icons MADE: the 2019 Art MADE Public,” the first of a series of traveling exhibits and lectures by Metrobank Art and Design Excellence (MADE), held at the Podium in Mandaluyong last Jan. 24. […]

Jose Dakila Espiritu, former educ prof, passes away at 65

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 18:31
PROF. JOSE Dakila Espiritu, former assistant dean of the College of Education, died last Feb. 2 following heart failure. He was 65. Considered as one of the pillars of the college, Espiritu was hailed as a Service Awardee for 35 years in 2015 and was a recipient of Dangal ng UST Award for Outstanding Professor […]

Thomasian among fellows of La Salle workshop on art, cultural criticism

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 18:16
A THOMASIAN writer and film maker is among the six fellows of a national workshop on criticism covering the arts and culture. Jose Mojica, resident fellow of UST Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies, is set to join the 9th Kritika La Salle National Workshop on Art and Cultural Criticism at the De La […]

‘Alunsina’ Mediartrix’s first production with original songs

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 16:43
MEDIARTRIX, UST’s musical theater organization, performed original compositions for its Visayan mythology-inspired musical “Alunsina,” which opened last January 30 at the Albertus Magnus auditorium. “We have always adapted songs, but this time we took the risk and created our own. Almost half of the songs [used] were original; as a matter of fact, the composers […]

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