Portia Placino

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Please wake up Lirio

May your weapons be a key to your awakening. 

May each strum of your deconstructed guitars echo through your consciousness.

May your defamiliarized instruments call unto powers beyond our own.

From old to new, familiar to unfamiliar, may music lead you here.

Your industrial music contrast and merge with the green, waiting.

May Shiva’s destruction bring you rebirth.

Elemento serenades you to your awakening.

Overwhelming the space with your industrial sound.

We all listen, waiting, hoping…

We are all your weapons.

Artists deserve a happy life, please wake up, play and laugh with us some more.

Pulis Pangkalawakan, gisingin si Lirio! (Thanks Jeff for this photo.)

From Jorge B. Vargas Museum website:

The Vargas Museum begins its 2012 calendar with the exhibition Sandata by Lirio Salvador on 19 January 2012 at 4 in the afternoon. The exhibition will include old and recent works interpreted as ‘weapons of sound constructions’ by an artist working with sound, performance, and assemblage. It will open with a performance by Elemento, an experimental sound group founded by Salvador.

Salvador utilizes everyday and industrial materials such as bowls, bicycle gears, stainless steel pipes, utensils, and discards to form musical instruments. Wanting to own a guitar, he improvised his first stringed instrument when he was a teenager with meager resources. This innovation has become part of his life-long artistic process. Carefully composing these elements to craft pieces that are both decorative and modern, the artist distills the notion of the everyday by reconstructing seemingly banal objects into new forms, translating their meanings.  Sensitive to the visual, auditory, and tactile aspects, Salvador and the collective Elemento opens up possibilities for contemporary artistic expressions through the generation of experimental music with these instruments, including those produced with home-made synthesizers and amplifiers.

Sandata will run until 25 February 2012. For more information, please contact the Vargas at +632 928-19-27, +63 981-85-00 loc. 4024, +63 928-19-25 (fax) or e-mail vargasmuseum@gmail.com.

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9 comments on “Please wake up Lirio

  1. Paul Avena
    January 30, 2012

    Thanks for the post Portia. This post made it a little bit more interesting. Thanks for writing about it and sharing it for a second time at google+.

    I will be bringing my kids to the exhibit. I’ll Just check if the Vargas Museum is open on weekends.

    • Portia Placino
      January 30, 2012

      Thanks for viewing it! More so for leaving a comment. It’s why I write and photograph, so I can share these things to the world. 🙂

      Vargas Museum is only open on Tuesday to Saturday, from 9am to 5pm. Sorry to say its closed on Sundays.

      Hope you and your kids will get a chance to visit. I’m sure it will be a fun family outing for all

    • Portia Placino
      January 30, 2012

      Oh, and it will be especially fun for the kids because they can touch the objects and play music with it. So really hope you get the time to bring them 🙂

  2. Jon Romero
    February 24, 2012

    thanks for this. i’m posting it on lirio’s page (Help Lirio Salvador) on FB.

    To Friends of Lirio,

    You may visit him at Bldg. 3 6th floor Room 3601 (adjacent to Nurse’s Station) of the De La Salle University Medical Center. Kindly bring face mask and do wash your hands with sanitizers.

    Lirio needs all your supports and prayers!

    Let us also extend our help by sending financial support. For Cash donations, please direct it to his wife, Mary Ann Jimenez-Salvador. And for cash donations via Bank (as per Lirio’s wife, Meanne), please deposit it at BPI Family Savings Bank (Fairview Branch-if teller asks for it), Account name: Rodrigo Romero, Account # 6176 2043 44. Kindly keep the deposit slip with teller’s validation and please contact Jon Romero at 09276997809 of your deposit.

    And to those who wants to organize a fundraising event/campaign/etc. kindly inform Jon Romero. And for merchandise (t-shirts/button pins/stickers/etc.) please PM or contact Stanley Castelo at 09174735480.

    We thank you for your continued support and prayer offerings. Mabuhay po kayo!

    • Portia Placino
      February 24, 2012

      Thank you for visiting my site. I still hope and pray everything turns out well. Please inform me of updates and information. Feel free to post/comment on this site. My thoughts and prayers are with you. This is the least that I could do.

  3. Cris Garcimo
    February 24, 2012

    Thank you very much Portia for the blog post and the photos.

    • Portia Placino
      February 24, 2012

      You are very welcome Cris. And thank you very much for visiting the site and leaving a comment. This is the least I could do. It is an honor to know Lirio’s art. I hope everything turns out well.

  4. mel araneta SOUND/PERFORMANCE ARTIST PHILIPPINES
    June 3, 2012

    nice sharing this photos to everybody…..mabuhay ka lir….

    • Portia Placino
      June 4, 2012

      Thank you for viewing and appreciating it Mel. God bless Lirio.

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