Raket & Rambol: Audio Visions 1081 Magiks

Raket & Rambol

Last Saturday (09/21/13), DJ JoelQuiz and I performed our “Raket & Rambol: Audio Visions 1081 Magiks” for Kularts’ Make Your Own Revolution: Fictions of Dictatorship event.

Our performance took place at the legendary Bindlestiff Studio in the ever so vibrant and notorious Tenderloin district of San Francisco.

Check out the magik in the videos below.

The curators of the event (Prof. Lucy Burns UCLA & ang asawa ko, Prof. Christine Balance UCI) asked Joel and I to collaborate and produce a Martial Law themed performance.

We figured since…

  • Joel has deep knowledge and deep crates of original Pinoy music…
  • And I’ve been experimenting with video and visuals at my DJ gigs…
  • Plus both of us being big music and film nerds…

We thought of doing an improvised set of music and visuals that told an impressionistic story of Martial Law in the Philippines.

In the audience that night were award winning Philippine filmmakers Kidlat Tahimik (Mababangong Bangungot) and Auraeus Solito aka Kanakan Balintagos (Busong, Ang Huling El Bimbo – Eraserheads Music Video.)

Hey @joelquiz Kidlat said he enjoyed the performance! #myor #kularts #sf #bindlestiffstudio

@basyang76 & @joelquiz w/ director Auraeus Solito (The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros, Ang Huling -music video) post #makeyourownrevolution show last Sat.

Getting compliments from Kidlat and Kanakan at the end of the night was a real honor.

For those who checked out the performance here’s what we used…

JoelQuiz’s Vinyl Playlist:
1. Alalahanin II – Ryan Cayabyab & Quito Colayco
2. Himig Ng Pag-ibig – Asin
3. Titdu – Gong Ensemble / Folkways Field Recording
4. Ethnic Variations – Kuh Ledesma
5. Awit Ng Rebolyusionaryo – Revolutionary Cultural Workers
6. Lulay – Pangkat Kawayan
7. Aliw – Now Batukada
8. Step No, Step Yes – VST & Company
9. Sa’n Pa Ba Ibig Mapunta (Do You Know Where You’re Going To) – Celeste
10. Maskara – Juan De La Cruz Band
11. Pandangguhan – Eddie Munji III
12. Ang Probinsiyana – Anak Bayan
13. Ikaw Na May Baril – Joey Ayala at ang Bagong Lumad
14. Mga Kababayan – Francis M.
15. Hoy – Urban Bandits
16. Beep Beep – Juan De La Cruz Band

Un-G’s Visuals: (partial list)
Insiang – Dir. Lino Brocka (1976)
Himala – Dir. Ishmael Bernal (1982)
Bagets – Dir. Maryo J. delos Reyes (1984)
A Revolution from the Center – Ferdinand Marcos’ documentary (aka propaganda) on New Society accomplishments
Pearl of the Orient – Coke-a-Cola commercial (1955)
and other weird shit I found on the internet.

Big shout out to all the artists, performers and tech folks that made the event super dope. Maraming Salamat to Alleluia Panis and the Kularts crew.

’til next time.
-Gary

Related Links:
Dj JoelQuiz
http://www.mixcloud.com/joelquiz/
https://soundcloud.com/joelquiz

Kidlat Tahimik
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0846684/

Aureaus Solito
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2039919/

Kularts
http://kularts.org/wp/

Bindlestiff Studio
http://www.bindlestiffstudio.org/