Artist Reidency with Dr Jonas Baes, University
of the Philippines
Jonas Baes, Epos (2021) for alto clarinet
recording, simple quality
Jonas Baes, Epos
(2021) for alto clarinet solo
Jonas Baes is a professor of composition at the
University of the Philippines, and a musicologist
researching traditional Philippine music.
for alto clarinet solo he transforms his
impressions of the rituals and music of the
island of Mindoro into sounds and notation of
Western contemporary music.
Baes’s music is based on the dialectic of Asian
tradition and European modernity, while it comes
from a very concrete idea: the desire to preserve
and perpetuate the traditional culture and nature
of the Philippines.
Article about Jonas Baes's music in Neue
Zeitschrift für Musik 02/2022 (German).
An English version of the article can be found here.
(To be proofread and edited.)