Curation and Content Development by Marian Roces
The continuous interior and exterior Bangkóta spaces were curated by Marian Pastor Roces to evoke updated scientific syntheses about the Philippines. She selected artists to communicate these syntheses in their own visual languages. She also chose National Artist Ramon P. Santos to compose music to define the character of each space. Dr. Santos’ composition interweaves indigenous and orchestral instruments with voice, in an avant-garde structure. The music envelops the visitors in a sound environment that brings together sound aural evoking 4000 years of emergence into the Filipino poised towards the future.