Fete dela WSK! is dedicated to contemporary electronic, digital and experimental sonic art, as well the diverse range of artistic activities in the context of digital culture in South East Asia.
WSK! — three cryptic letters, which can only provide as much as the sum of the parts. It is organized by SABAW Media Art Kitchen – a not-for-profit organization whose primary interests lie in curatorial and research-based production towards the imminent intersections of art and technology.
Tengal Drilon: Artistic Director, Curator
Erwin Romulo: Producer, Media PR, Editor
Franchesca Casauay: Festival Manager, Marketing
Bianka Bernabe: Festival Production, Marketing assistant
Mervin Espina: Editor
Malek Lopez and SweetSpot Audio Solutions Inc.: Co-producer
Kate Torralba: Co-producer for Tujiko Noriko
Brendan Goco: Festival photographer
Arvie Bartolome: Sound Documentation
Bigtop Media Inc.: Video Documentation
RockEd Phil. and Samarami inc.: Logistics, Coordination
Programme layout: Cesar Hernando
Postcard art teasers: Victor Balanon, Apol Sta. Maria, Chichi, Mark Salvatus, Brian Sergio, Electrolychee
Poster and collateral design: Electrolychee
T-shirt and WSK! logo design: Team Manila
Anthology + Book
Edited by Erwin Romulo, Mervin Espina, and Tengal Drilon
Sound Mastering by Arvie Bartolome
Layout Design by Mark Salvatus
Artworks by Victor Balanon
Photos by contributers (TBA)
Contributing Artists (TBA)
Contributing Writers: Lena Cobangbang, Siddharta Perez, Clarissa Chikiamco, Tad Ermitano, Erwin Romulo, Tengal Drilon, Dayang Yraola, Karl De Mesa, Venzha Christ, Malek Lopez, plus artist contributers (TBA)
This year’s focus is on “parallel voices” that throughout history have worked alongside the sonic arts. Theater, dance, poetry, cinema, television, radio, and even religious and spiritual purposes have integrated the use of sound in almost every process. However, the sound world is a bit hermetic. It happens, then it’s done. It doesn’t have the same library of information that you have in the other arts. So we hope, among other things, WSK! would be a chance to explode people’s misconceptions about what contemporary music is.
Live performances, Exhibitions, and a digital album + book anthology of mission statements, buckshot manifestos, postmortems, essay fragments and short interviews documenting the vicissitudes of sonic life off the radar in Manila, Asia and beyond.
All ticket prices are “on-the-day” prices, and pre-sale tickets are only sold until the day before the performance.
NOV 19 Tujiko Noriko = 250 / Pre-sale 200
NOV 20 Ear2Eye I + Urbandidos = 200 / Pre-sale 150
NOV 26 Ear2Eye II + Dubplate = 200 (Dubplate fixed price to be paid at the door. Alternately, you can avail for the 2 Nights Ticket to save money)
NOV 27 Video_KO = 100 / Pre-sale 50
NOV 28 Victoria Court* = 250 / Pre-sale 200
Festival Pass (all access to all events, VIP) =
800 / Pre-sale 700
The festival pass is a discounted price for all the events which totals to 1000 pesos.
2 Nights Ticket (Ear2Eye I-II and Dubplate) NOV20 and 26 = 350 / Pre-sale 300
Shortwave Pixels = Free***
BedroomLab.05* = Free**
BedroomLab.06* = Free**
*Limited capacity. Only the people who bought any ticket for any of the concerts of the festival, or possess a festival pass, shall be allowed to enter.
**If without any ticket, in order to enter you have to bring either booze or food.
***To participate and fully enjoy the performance, please bring your car with radio or a portable radio boombox.