Selected Works
Orchestra & Large Ensemble
Solo & Duet
Vocal & Vocal Chamber
Musical Theatre
Composer's Note

Kabihasnan is loosely based on musical gestures and scale materials found in Philippine kulintang music. The piece attempts to reverse the standard roles of the instruments involved: piano and percussion emphasize melody through gong and chime-like sounds, while the flute and cello provide harmonic and timbral support. "Kabihasnan" means civilization in the Tagalog language.


Flute, cello, percussion (1 player: marimba, crotales), piano


5 minutes

First Performance

9 September 2013, Conservatory Concert Hall, Singapore
Achittapol Tinnarat, flute; Xie Tian, cello; Naoto Segawa, percussion, Zyrene Estallo, piano

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