DALUY [i.e., 'flow'], is a music composition made up of five separate environmental "soundscapes" all of which were composed by Professor JONAS BAES. Written during his studies with famous German composer Mathias Spahlinger in 1994, and dedicated to his daughter Patricia who was born that year, DALUY's five soundscapes are to be rendered separately, so that they connect a whole event, a concert or a social forum, into one integrated whole. In this performance rendered in November 2014, the five soundscapes each played in between short film clips, each clip dealing with issues relating to Philippine natural and social environment, as being suggested by the musical nature of each of the five soundscapes. The soundscapes created images that brought the messages of the film clips into the emotional and cognitive depths of those who witnessed the performance.
The original ensembles written in the music score of DALUY call for bamboo instruments; in its twentieth year however, we witness this work rendered on metal: five large tamtams, five flat gongs [gangsa], five saxophones, and about a hundred fifty iron-nail "peace chimes" to be played by the audience; the work concludes with a lullabye [ud-udan] sung in leader-chorus style, and with text entitled "sanggol" [child] by feminist poet Ruth Elynia Mabanglo.
DALUY was rendered by ensembles from the University of the Philippines College of Music with the audience. This special performance celebrates DALUY’s twentieth year, and is one of the featured activities of PROJECT BAKAWAN, in cooperation with the UP College of Music Faculty Concert Series. The UP CINEASTES, a group of young filmmakers from the UP College of Mass Communication, collaborated with Dr. Baes in bringing sound and imagery in an informative, and interactive music that aims to invoke critical consciousness and conscientization.