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Radio Feature: Sound-Performance „Echoing Europe“ – Der Klang des Kolonialismus

In time for our premiere, music critic Christoph Möller produced a feature on “Echoing Europe – Postcolonial Reverberations” on Deutschlandfunk Kultur. “Was Musik ist, entscheidet nach wie vor der Westen, meint der Musikwissenschaftler und Performer meLê yamomo. In seiner Sound-Performance „Echoing Europe“ will er koloniale Denkmuster in der Musik offenlegen… Continue reading

Echoing Europe – Postcolonial Reverberations

A Sound Performance by meLê yamomo. Noise, din, background buzz, sound waves hit the eardrum. Sounds are physical touches. Touches of something unknown. If we knew what it was it might actually be “music”. Who decides what is “sound”? Who would classify it as “music”? Can we stand this touch?… Continue reading

Philippine Book Launch and Lecture

I will be doing a Philippine launch of my book »Sounding Modernities: Theatre and Music in Manila and the Asia Pacific, 1869-1946« on 21 February at the University of the Philippines Diliman-College of Music! As part of the Musikolokya, I will also give a lecture on the nineteenth-century theatre and… Continue reading

Permanente Beunruhigung | Beunruhigung 2

Permanente Beunruhigung | Beunruhigung 2. With: Quinsy Gario (poet & performance artist), Daniel Lima (artist, curator, editor & researcher), Lobadys Pérez (dancer & choreographer), meLê yamomo (sound and performance artist-scholar); An encounter, a venture, a festival! We’re celebrating 10 years of post-migrant theatre at Ballhaus Naunynstraße with the internationally cast… Continue reading