a.k.a. mutya macatumpag
Mutya is a queer filipino of Spanish and Malayan descent, born a settler on the unceded Coast Salish Territories of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Tsleil-Waututh nations.
Mutya is an interdisciplinary artist who combines music, movement, performance and visual arts within her professional practice as a vocalist, creator, experience host, performer, creative empowerment facilitator and event producer. While experimenting with a keyboard, looper, audio samples and guitalele, Mutya creates collages of sound landscapes. Her voice, a warm vibrato, lends a depth and emotion that has been described as transcending time and evoking ancient memories from within her audiences.
Passionate about social justice, Mutya seeks out opportunities to explore authentic exchange, while lending her leadership skills to empowering intergenerational communities through artistic expression. She has worked with a variety of intergenerational, intercultural and youth focused organizations across BC, Canada and the US.
Mutya has performed, installed and hosted at numerous events and festivals including Reel Youth – Age is More and Trouble Makers, Banff Centre for the Arts, Urban Ink, Queer Arts Festival, Koksilah Music Festival, the New Forms Festival. Mutya’s most recent performances include, Vancouver International Children’s Festival, Interplay Festival, Active/Passive Festival and Collingwood Days Festival.
Visual Arts, Music, Interdisciplinary Arts, Dance, Arts for Social Change, Film/Video, Spoken Word, Storytelling, Poetry