Alan Hilario

(b. 1967, Manila).

Filipino composer, now resident in Germany, of mostly chamber works that have been performed in Asia and throughout Europe.

Mr. Hilario studied violin with Gilopez Kabayao as a child and studied composition with José Maceda at the University of the Philippines Diliman in Quezon City from 1985–88. He later studied composition with Mathias Spahlinger and electronic music with Mesías Maiguashca at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg in Freiburg im Breisgau from 1992–96, on a scholarship from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst.

Among his honours is the Kompositionspreis from the city of Stuttgart (1997).

He is also active in other positions. He participated in numerous projects with film and theatre directors in the Philippines from 1985–92 and performed as a violinist in the Orkestrang Pilharmonika ng Pilipinas in Manila from 1988–92.

He lectured at the Ferienkurse in Darmstadt in 2000.

He has lived in Germany since 1992.


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ay, flute, clarinet, trombone, cello, piano, percussion, 1993

ang, 2 double basses, 3 percussion, 1994

pakikisama, percussion, ensemble (2 flutes, 2 clarinets, 2 saxophones, 2 trumpets, trombone, tuba, 2 guitars, violin, 3 violas, double bass, piano, celesta, vibraphone), 1995

p'tak(t), viola, cello, double bass, 1996

avec eric, bass flute, alto saxophone, fixed media, 1997

kibô, violin/viola, 1997

Überentwicklung-Unterentwicklung, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, bassoon, French horn, trombone, double bass, 1998

katalogos, English horn, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, viola, cello, 3 percussion, 1998, revised 2008

[lo], 2 cellos, 2 double basses, 27 metronomes (9 operators, including all of the players), 2000

Mann mit Akkordeon beim Pirouettieren, accordion, 2001

Karaoke Exotique Remix, flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano, 2009

white rice, sopranino saxophone (+ alto saxophone), soprano saxophone (+ tenor saxophone), 2011


phonautograph, countertenor, 4 female voices, trombone, 4 turntables, live electronics, 2002


early 70s, three scenes in Brooklyn Street, Cubao, accordion, ensemble (3 bass clarinets, 2 baritone saxophones, 2 trombones, double bass, 3 percussion), Super 8 silent-films (3 projectors), 1999

kinotheken-pièce, bass clarinet, violin, piano, accordion, film (by the composer), 2003

Showdown, percussion, Super 8 film (by the composer), 2007