Filipino musician creates virtual ‘kulintang’ app

Published June 15, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Richa Noriega

A Filipino musician has created a mobile application that allows the users to play the kulintang instrument virtually.

In a Facebook post on Friday, June 12, Richard Aaron Tanfelix shared that he developed the virtual kulintang app amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

According to Tanfelix, he was told that there is no single kulintang app in the playstore that gave him an idea to create the virtual instrument app.

“Instruments are left at school. The kulintang instrument is quite expensive as well so I created something that will at least provide the students or teachers a way to play their instruments even if it is just virtual,” he said.

The kulintang instrument consists of a row of small brass or bronze gongs horizontally laid on a wooden rack. It is an instrument played by striking the gongs with two wooden beaters.

Tanfelix said that while waiting for the publication of the virtual kulintang on Google playstore, interested users may request a copy from him.

He added that the app is currently available for android devices but will soon be available for iOS users.