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Gaung – Unpredictable Resonances opens

Decoloniality is a process–which could sometimes lead to uneasy encounters with the self. Listen to Ariel William Orah and Bilawa Respati‘s Gaung – Unpredictable Resonances tonight at Ballhaus Naunynstrasse, as they confront the auditory specters of nationalism, history, and tradition in the retuning of their bodies, voices, and instruments to… Continue reading


Books Sounding Modernities: Theatre and Music in Manila and the Asia Pacific, 1869-1946. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018) Book Chapters “Acoustic Epistemologies and Early Sound Recordings in the Nusantara Region,” in A. Johan & M. Santaella (Eds.), Made in Nusantara. (Routledge, 2021). “Making Sense of an Unfinished Business” in C. Rajendran, K…. Continue reading

Sandeep Bhagwati’s »The Sound Of Misunderstanding – Dhvanivala‘s Sonic Explorations« opens the Decolonial Frequencies Festival

This Sunday (19 September 2021) at Ballhaus Naunynstrasse, we are opening the »Decolonial Frequencies« Festival with Sandeep Bhagwati‘s “The Sound Of Misunderstanding – Dhvanivala‘s Sonic Explorations”. * * * In the early 1960s a young Indian student comes to Darmstadt to do a PhD in physics. Cold War era –… Continue reading