JONAS U. BAES

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Jonas U. Baes
Professor 9

Department:
Composition and Theory

Education:
PhD, Philippine Studies, University of the Philippines Diliman 2004
Special Studies, Composition / Readings on Music-Politics, Staaliche Hochschule fuer Musik Freiburg (Germany), 1992-1995
MM units, Musicology, University of the Philippines 1982-1985
BM, Composition, University of the Philippines 1982

Organizations/Performing Group:

Ripieno Ensemble PH, founder, board member, 2015-present
Manila Composers Lab, founder and director 2009-present
Salzburg Global Fellowships, member 2011-present
Asian Public Intellectuals Fellowships, Senior Fellow 2008-2008 / member 2008-present
Small Island Communities Research Initiative (SICRI), member 2001-2014
Association of Pacific-Rim Universities fellow, National Autonomous University (UNAM), Mexico City , 2003
International Association for the Study of Popular Music, member 1997-2004
Asia-Pacific Society for Ethnomusicology, member 1995-1997
International Society for the Sociology of Music (Zagreb, former Yugoslavia), contributor to the International Review for the Aesthetics and Sociology of Music (IRASM), 1988
Society for Ethnomusicology, member 1986-1988

Awards and Recognition:

ARTIST RANK 2 , University of the Philippines Artist Productivity System (APS) Award, 2019-2021
ARTIST RANK 2 , University of the Philippines Artist Productivity System (APS) Award, 2016-2018
ARTIST RANK 2 , University of the Philippines Artist Productivity System (APS) Award, 2013-2015
Association of Pacific-Rim Universities (APRU) Doctoral Students Conference Fellowship, National Autonomous University (UNAM), Mexico City 2003
UP GAWAD CHANCELLOR PARA SA PINAKAMAHUSAY NA MANANALIKSIK, Hall of Fame 2003
UP GAWAD CHANCELLOR PARA SA PINAKAMAHUSAY NA MANANALIKSIK, 2003
UP GAWAD CHANCELLOR PARA SA PINAKAMAHUSAY NA MANANALIKSIK, 2002
UP GAWAD CHANCELLOR PARA SA PINAKAMAHUSAY NA MANANALIKSIK, 2001


Jonas Baes, a composer, ethnomusicologist and cultural activist who studied with Jose Maceda at the University of the Philippines and with Mathias Spahlinger at the Musikhochshule in Freiburg, Germany. His research work on the Iraya-Mangyan of Mindoro and the Dumagat of Rizal Provinnce in the Philippines are published in numerous international peer-refereed journals; articles of which are bent towards cultural politics and the sociology of loss in music.

HIs most important compostion, PATANGIS-BUWAYA is scored for four wind instruments from any culture, and since its premiere in 2003 has been performed annually in various parts of the world and under various socio-political conditons, making it symbolic of a socio-political statement for indigenous peoples and their living spaces in the rainforest, in perennial threat from "development aggression". In 2009, Baes founded the Manila Composers Lab, an international platform aimed at organizing annual workshops for young composers especially in Southeast Asia and inviting international experts and ensembles of contemporary music. In 2015, Baes founded the Ripieno Ensemble PH whose aims are the development of a local-modernity in Philippine music. Baes has been invited as guest professor in Germany, Japan and Malaysia. He is currently professor of composition at the University of the Philippines.

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