Posts in "Music"

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

»sonus — the sound within us«

On 25 October, I will be premiering a new piece, »sonus — the sound within us« at Theater Ballhaus Naunynstraße. For this new project, I am excited to collaborate with Pepe Dayaw (performance artist), Morgan Sully (sound designer), Karlene Denolo-Hayworth (opera singer), Katherina Oliver (opera singer). What is the sound of memory? How do we… Continue reading

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

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 und kritisch hinterfragen.” (The West… Continue reading