Psalm of the Fireflies
A series of songs that unfolds a tale of two beings intertwined by the light of the sound space. These songs reflect on the composer's personal life experiences.
Oasis Firefly is a small insignificant being with a short and fragile life. This being, however, emits a vibrant light that is beyond its own comprehension. With this sentiment, the little bug keeps on flying throughout its journey in hopes that the light it carries continues flickering in the entirety of its life.
May you find light in this sound space.
Let me be your flickering musical companion.
Firefly Opus Catalog
Opus Tender Sentiments
Opus Isaias, No. 62-5 | Tender Sentiments
Magnum Opus - Psalm of the Fireflies (Coming Soon)
Opus Dos Corintios, No. 4-6 | Hymn of the Lampyrid
Opus Dos Corintias, No. 3-18 | Sunset Afterglow
Opus Salmo, No. 119-105 | Blazing Pearl
Opus Isaias, No. 60-20 | The Psalm
Katha Series Collection
A series of songs that are based on my interpretation and modern re-imagining of my country’s heritage, culture, history, literature, and art. This marks my deeper exploration into the cinematic-style scoring sound space, garnering inspiration from my favourite orchestral music. I will be adding new compositions here over time.
Katha Opus Catalog
Phase One - La Perla Ardiente (Culture and Heritage)
Opus Katha, No. 1 | Luminous Revolution (Simoun)
Opus Katha, No. 2 | Pristine Pearl (Maria Clara)
Opus Katha, No. 2-a | Memories of You
Phase Two - (History and Legacy)
Phase Three - (Myths and Legends)
Opus Katha, No. 1 - Luminous Revolution (Simoun)
Simoun is the main character of José Rizal's two novels, Noli Me Tángere and El Filibusterismo. His real name is Juan Crisóstomo Ibarra y Magsalin. Thirteen years before the events of El Filibusterismo, he was hunted down and presumably killed. He cast out his old ideals and took on a new identity as Simoun. He changed his appearance, became a wealthy businessman and gained powerful political influence through the Governor-General. But beneath his eloquent, elitist and somewhat arrogant demeanor, lies a revolutionary intent. This intent was born from the pain and suffering that he experienced from the Spaniards, his encounter with Elias, and his desire to reunite with his beloved Maria Clara. His ultimate plan was to ignite an armed uprising, but failed to do so and had his true identity revealed. He escaped and found refuge at Padre Florentino’s residence. To avoid capture, he ingested poison (a connection to his name Simoun, which means poisonous wind in Arabic). He died but not long before he had a heartfelt conversation with Padre Florentino upon revealing his true identity.
I wrote this song based on the intensity of his character development, his grief and sorrow, and the culmination of his life until the bitter end. The piece starts off Simoun's state at the beginning of the second novel, gradually climaxing to the events of the wedding where his revolution plans were foiled. The solemn piano section at the end represents his conversation with Padre Florentino moments before his death and the double sounding piano reflects his dual characters as Crisostomo and Simoun.