Posts by "melejy"

TraFo Interview: »Echoing Europe – Postcolonial Reverberations«

Moritz Buchner of the Forum Transregionale Studien interviewed me about my ideas and experience in the creation of »Echoing Europe – Postcolonial Reverberations«. On 16-18 May, you premiered a sound performance entitled “Echoing Europe – Postcolonial Reverberations” at the Theater Ballhaus Naunynstrasse Berlin. Could you tell us the background of the project? Around the same… Continue reading

Tonaufnahmen als Trophäen

Jamal Tuschick reviewed Echoing Europe – Postcolonial Reverberations on der Freitag. “meLê yamomo zeigt in seinem Soundwerk „Echoing Europe – Postcolonial reverberations“ die europäische Aneignungs- und Kategorisierungsarroganz und ihre wissenschaftlichen Maskierungen im Geist der Traurigen Tropen. Er untersucht die Grenze zwischen „Musik“ und „Geräusch“ als gewaltsame Setzung nicht zuletzt. … Er spielt mit Tonspulen und Grammophontrichtern…. Continue reading

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 und kritisch hinterfragen.” You can… 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 musical practices in Manila and… Continue reading

Permanente Beunruhigung

In December, I will be participating in the »Permanente Beunruhigung« Performance Festival at Theater Ballhaus Naunynstrasse in Berlin. It’s an unusual format! I’ll be meeting three other artists from other cities across the globe, whom I’ve never met before, and we will have 48 hours to create a performance! This is going to be exciting!

You can read more about the project (and get your tickets) here. And here is the trailer:

Project Launch: »Sonic Entanglements«

On 31 January 2018, I will be launching my new research project »Sonic Entanglements: Listening to Modernities in Sound Recordings of Southeast Asia, 1890-1950«.  During the launch, Kati Röttger will introduce the project. I will talk about the content of the research, introduce the website, and present the trailer for the project’s podcast. I am… Continue reading

Sarong Banggi

Sarong Banggi is an ongoing conversation between meLê yamomo (performance and sound artist-scholar) and Pepe Dayaw (food and performance artist) who talk, sing, dance, and cook about macro- and micro-histories of Filipino diasporas and musical movements. The journey starts in 1571, with the establishment of the city of Manila as the beginning of globalization. Their stories… Continue reading