Ian Urrutia

Co-founder and Curator
The Rest Is Noise
Manila, Philippines

Ian Emmanuel C. Urrutia is the co-founder, head curator and artist and media relations director of The Rest Is Noise, an independent production outfit behind the annual regional music festivals such as Summer Noise and All of The Noise.

In 2020, he founded an international music and entertainment PR agency called Nyou, whose clients include Sony Music Philippines, Umami Records Singapore, Leeway Korea, Linch Agency Singapore, Lilystars Records, The FlipTop Festival 2020—to name a few.

Ian is a former contributing editor for Supreme– a pop culture, music and arts section in the local newspaper Philippine Star, and regularly contributes for CNN Philippines Life on his free time. He also juggles his profession as an occasional concert producer for Gabi Na Naman Productions and a PR strategist for several music, pop culture and lifestyle brands.

The Rest Is Noise

The Rest Is Noise PH (TRIN) is a music curator, events production, and online publication based in Manila, Philippines.

Since 2015, TRIN has curated and produced more than 30 shows: ranging from pocket venues to outdoor festival settings. It is home to the annual Summer Noise and All Of The Noise music festivals, which feature critically acclaimed homegrown and international music acts. These shows highlight the rich and diverse backgrounds, cultures, and styles of music artists from home and abroad, championing both emerging and established music-makers. 

In 2020, TRIN launched a digital platform to cover music by Asian artists from anywhere in the world: publishing in-depth stories, profiles, features, and essays as well as curate regular playlists, country spotlight, and radio mixes. During the same year, TRIN co-founded the ASEAN Music Showcase Festival, a collaborative regional showcase and conference festival that aims to put the spotlight on music artists and communities from Southeast Asia.

TRIN takes pride in fostering a thriving sense of community, culture, and inclusivity—providing a platform that champions the best of Asian music and strengthening regional and global connections, onstage or in the digital space. 



  • General inquiries: info@therestisnoiseph.com
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