Hello! We are MusiKolektibo.

We write music.

We are a collective of new-generation Filipino composers specializing in writing works of contemporary classical music - the stuff not a lot of people would touch. Why? Not because it is easy, but because it is fun.

est. in 2020

with 5 composers.

Formed by award-winning Filipino experimental and contemporary classical composers, MusiKolektibo brings thought-provoking, unconventional music to audiences through independent music releases and lectures on modern composition. The collective has sparked engagement for sonic explorers in the Philippines since 2020, allowing listeners to appreciate alternative ways of listening and music-making.

Featured Project

Tula-la (2024)

Now Available!

Released on May 30, 2024.

The Original Five

Jose Antonio Buencamino

Made history by being the very first Summa cum laude graduate from the UP College of Music, Composition Department.

Awarded 2nd Prize in the New Music Generation Competition (2020, Nur-Sultan Kazakhstan) and the Performance Prize by the Guild of Carillonneurs of North America. (2021, California, USA)

Certified CMAS 1-Star scuba diving instructor. 

Dominic Laxamana

Lecturer for the Music Production Program at De La Salle University-College of Saint Benilde, Manila.

Keyboardist for eclectic band Fire Underwater, and funk band Watak. Finalist of the Mit Out Sound: Musical Scoring Lab (2021, Philippines)

Joshua Ansale

The resident classical music egghead for the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region at FUGA, the largest full-service music distributor in the world.

Finalist in the Banaue International Music Composition Competition (2018, Manila) awarded 1st Prize in the New Music Generation Competition. (2020, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan) and a Gawad Jovita Fuentes recipient. (2020-21, Iloilo)

Sage Ilagan

Songwriter, music producer and the go-to guru of UP Music Circle.

Sage is the only member of the group who has over 80,000 combined plays on Spotify. Founder of Sage Ilagan Music Production.

Eugene Talusan

Composer at UP CONEMUS (Composers of New Music) and resident musician at SVCF.

Finishing his Bachelor's Degree in Music Composition soon!

Associated Artists and Groups

(Honorary MusiKolektibo Members)

Juro Kim Feliz

Toronto-based composer whose music “[thrives] in the sustained tension, like the kinetic energy emanating from the corners of a frame, the opposing forces holding up a house.” (Musicworks, 2022)

Recipient of the Goethe Southeast Asian Young Composer Award (First place, 2009, Kuala Lumpur) and a special mention at the Ars Electronica Forum Wallis (2018, Switzerland).

Four Limbs Six Hands

Solo project of violinist Adrianne Delos Santos whose “pained deliverance of poignant lyricism, with instrumental flourishes technical enough to land on a Jerome’s Dream release” (ABS-CBN Entertainment, 2021) evokes emotive, dynamic, raw electric guitar music leaning on noise, screamo, and the avant-garde.