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Opera and the Exotic in Us

Catch the online performances of this year’s Mannheimer Sommer Festival, running this week. On Friday, I will be giving the keynote lecture, “Opera and the Exotic in Us”. This will be followed by an online discussion moderated by NTM diversity officer Sophie Kara, the designated director of the musical department at NTM, Thomas Hermann, the… Continue reading

Pannenkoek Rondeau Livestream

YouTube crashed during our live-stream, but luckily we made an offline recording. You can now watch the performance on the YT link below. Six weeks ago, Festival KUUB was migrating its program online due to the pandemic. Lonneke, asked if I have a piece that can be performed online. I was thinking how the CoVid19-induced… Continue reading

Doe mee met het Pannenkoek Ensemble!

[NL] Voor de 2020 editie van KUUB Festival (curated door Lonneke Van Heugten) schreef ik een online muziek/performance stuk over pandemie-veroorzaakte isolatie en de noodzaak van samen eten. Samen met trompettist Thijs van den Geest en dichteresen Willemijn van den Geest en Yanaika Zomer, ik nodig jullie uit om mee te doen met het Pannenkoek… Continue reading

Dolor y Gloria – Pasyon 2020

We’d like to share the trailer/rehearsal of Pasyon 2020 that Pepe Dayaw and I did a few weeks ago, right before the quarantine. We were unable to fully realize the performance due to the technical difficulties circumscribed by the global pandemic. We look forward to re-sounding/re-wiring voicings of passion next Cuaresma. We hope your time… Continue reading

Wie klingt Kolonialismus? meLê yamomo im Interview

Elisa Erkelenz came to Ballhaus Naunynstrasse to see Echoing Europe – Postcolonial Reverberations last December, and we talked about sound, music, performance, and archives. Thanks, Elisa for including our conversation on the latest edition of VAN Outernational Magazine. “yamomos Soundperformance im Ballhaus Naunynstrasse ist eine vielschichtige Überlagerung verschiedener Zeiten und Bewertungssysteme. Der Saal des Ballhauses ist für die… Continue reading

Sonic Entanglements Team at the “Inward/Outward” Symposium

The Sonic Entanglements Team composed of Prof. Sri Margana (Universitas Gadjah Mada), Vincent Kuitenbrouwer (University of Amsterdam), and me will have a panel at the “Inward/Outward” Symposium organized by the Dutch Institute of Sound and Vision and the KITLV (Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies). The symposium will offer dedicated sessions focused on investigating… Continue reading

“Sometimes you only have to listen…” About the sonic entanglements of our colonial past

Sometime in summer, Stefan Donath and I were sitting at the glass-window-surrounded kitchen of the International Research Center “Interweaving Performance Cultures”, soaking in the sun and chatting about the premiere of Echoing Europe – Postcolonial Reverberations. You can eavesdrop on our conversation which is now an article on the Textures online magazine. I met meLê yamomo in June 2019… Continue reading