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Fashion designer says music camp changed her life

By: - Desk Editor
/ 06:24 PM July 11, 2011

KATE Torralba. pocholo concepcion

Kate Torralba has an exciting message for the next batch of aspiring music artists at the 2nd Elements Singing and Songwriting Camp: “Be prepared to have your life changed, because mine certainly did.”

One of the most active participants at the music camp’s debut outing last year, Torralba performed, along with two of her batch mates, hip hop duo Knowa Lazarus and Flavamatikz, and acoustic R&B singer-songwriter JM Quiblat, as guests at the recent press con for this year’s Elements edition to be held November 6-10 at Bahura Beach Resort in Dumaguete, Negros Oriental.

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A fashion designer by profession, Torralba has likewise nurtured a passion for music.

“On the last night of the camp, I knew that my destiny would change because I was going in another direction,” she told the Inquirer. “It was a very profound experience.”

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Asked how she’s been doing after the camp, Torralba said: “I’ve been writing songs and playing the piano everyday. I’m not shifting focus away from fashion but I’ve been doing more music.”

The biggest question that always confronts her, Torralba pointed out, is “what do you do with it? You’re on your own.”

Her indie debut CD, produced by Malek Lopez, is due for release by the end of the year. She described it as “an interesting specimen of my life, before and after the camp.”

At the press launch, Raimund Marasigan, who’s joining the camp as one of the new mentors, quipped: “I’ll make sure nobody will have a good time and everybody will suffer. I’ll be one of the ‘de-mentors!’”

Applications to the 2nd Elements Singing and Songwriting Camp are open till August 31. Log on to www.7101musicnation.com.ph.

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