Improvised chanting and/as collaborative practice


Collaborative Live Album with Morgan Sully (L-KW, 2023)

This album was recorded in Berlin and began as an invitation to listen to a meeting of voice, resonant frequencies, and long grounding bass tones, offering permission to rest and unfurl.

Includes PDF liner notes and story about the making of the release + bonus track.


released June 9, 2023
Anjeline de Dios: voice, microphone, Boss RC-505
Morgan Sully: VPME Quad Drum Voice, 4ms Ensemble Oscillator, Shakmat Modular Four Bricks Rook, Pittsburgh Lifeforms System Interface, Cosmotronic Delta-v, µGrids Topographic Drum Sequencer
bela: field recordings, microphone, VoiceLive 3 Extreme, laptop
Tracks 1,2, recorded and mixed by: Morgan Sully
Tracks 3-5, recorded and mixed by: Rabih Beaini at Morphine Raum


Improvised Vocals, 2021

A studio recording of my usual vocal improvisation, featuring production from Kyle Oppenheimer. This was a wedding gift I did for a friend, Hong Kong artist Wong Kit Yi. She had previously introduced me to Kyle for a work of hers, so I thought it'd be nice to have him on board. I sourced the title from something Ali had said in one of our conversations. Recorded on September 12 2021 at Chan Friend Studios, HK.


Improvised Vocals, 2021

A recorded snippet of my usual morning chant, which consists of improvised melodic and textual transcriptions of the moment. In this particular time-place—8:00 am, Monday March 29, 2021 in Kowloon—I sought to transcribe the quality of the sunlight (diffuse but clear) and passing sirens on an early Monday morning. Vocally, I approach these chant-sketches as slightly warped, drawn-out extensions of the drills I practice with my classical and Cantopop voice teachers.

Dito Mismo, Dito Muna
(Right Here, For Now)

Solo Spoken Word + Chant Piece

Spoken word and chant piece from a Tagalog poem I wrote in Macao in November 2012, and performed live for the first time at the UP Vargas Museum in Manila, 06 August 2017.

To read an art studies module on this performance prepared by the UP Vargas Museum, click here.

twang / Hinabi (Interwoven)

Vocals for Short Film Score

I met the sound and visual artist Pauline Vicencio-Despi through a performance project initiated by feminist sound art collective HERESY and Kamuning Public Radio, on the occasion of an all-female sound art performance for International Women’s Day in Manila. Since I couldn’t make it to the actual performance, I contributed a couple of vocal recordings based on requests from our collaborator, film composer Teresa Barrozo. Two years later, Pauline used one of my recordings to score ‘Hinabi’, an animated short that she co-produced with Ivan Despi, under their animation and design studio The Acid House.

Pause 2019 Motion Response - HINABI // The Acid House from Pause Fest on Vimeo.


Live Vocals for Contemporary Dance

This is a recorded excerpt of a live scoring of the ‘sapi’  solo by dancer Zyda Baaya for the trance state dance piece ‘Unearthing’ by Daloy Dance Company, staged at the Cultural Center of the Philippines on 24 June 2016. Together with percussionist and kulintang player Tusa Montes, I developed semi-improvised chants in response to the piece, choreographed by Daloy artistic director Ea Torrado. The dancers for this 2016 iteration were Zyda Baaya, Buboy Raquitico, and Jomari Santos.