On 16 May, I will be premiering a new music theatre/sound performance piece entitled »Echoing Europe – Postcolonial Reverberations«. You can read the dramaturgical notes on the Theater Ballhaus Naunynstrasse website. Tickets are now available on the Berlin Bühnen website. (Up there is a picture at the rehearsal studio.) If you are in Berlin, it… Continue reading
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
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:
I’m excited to announce that my book, »Sounding Modernities: Theatre and Music in Manila and the Asia Pacific, 1869-1946« is now out! I would like to cordially invite you to a small gathering of friends to celebrate the launching of the book. This will take place on 12 October at the University Theatre in Amsterdam… Continue reading
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
Many thanks to the Forum Transregionale Studien in Berlin for sponsoring and hosting our Explorative Workshop “Acoustic Histories/Historiographies in the Asia Pacific” on 11-12 January 2018. Here is a short interview where I talk about our upcoming colloquium.
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
SPIN organizes the international conference, Rethinking the Dynamics of Music and Nationalism. The conference is set on 26-29 September 2017 at De Rode Hoed, Cultureel Centrum (Amsterdam). The full program can be found here. I’ll be presenting my research on the Philippine Military Band within my proposed framework of The Anthropology of Sound. Here’s the abstract: The volatile sonus… Continue reading
The Amsterdam Centre for Globalisation Studies is hosting a special conference entitled Other Globes: Past and Peripheral Imaginations of the Global. University of Amsterdam 4-5 July 2017 Here’s the abstract of my talk: Globalization in cylinders: Auditioning the early global acoustic epistemology Globalization is often constituted within an ocularcentric epistemology: cartographic representations and the… Continue reading
This year’s theme for the third annual conference of the Amsterdam Centre for Globalisation Studies is: “Where Are We Now? Temporalities of Globalisation”. At the conference I will talk about how the reiteration of the nineteenth-century migrant Manila musicians in the contemporary Overseas Filipino entertainers is historically rooted in earlier forms and temporalities of globalization that… Continue reading