Books Sounding Modernities: Theatre and Music in Manila and the Asia Pacific, 1869-1946. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. Book Chapters “Postcolonial Identities in European Theatre” in A. Mancewicz and R. Remshardt (eds.), Routledge Companion to European Theatre and Performance. Routledge, 2023. “Disentangling Colonial Archives: The Combustible Affair of Ensuring/Insuring Theater Safety… Continue reading
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The Sound of Misunderstanding – Dhvanivala’s Sonic Explorations
Festival Opening: In the early 1960s a young Indian student comes to Darmstadt to do a PhD in physics. Cold War era – atomic physics is popular. It’s the time of post-colonial aspirations for sovereignty. And what’s going on in Darmstadt? After the atrocities of National Socialism there is an… Continue reading
Sandeep Bhagwati’s »The Sound Of Misunderstanding – Dhvanivala‘s Sonic Explorations« opens the Decolonial Frequencies Festival
This Sunday (19 September 2021) at Ballhaus Naunynstrasse, we are opening the »Decolonial Frequencies« Festival with Sandeep Bhagwati‘s “The Sound Of Misunderstanding – Dhvanivala‘s Sonic Explorations”. * * * In the early 1960s a young Indian student comes to Darmstadt to do a PhD in physics. Cold War era –… Continue reading
»Decolonial Frequencies Festival« (2021-2022)
Familiar sounds and terrifying noises. The fleeting fragments of remembered melodies, favorite songs, the noise in our home street. We live in our sound world, it gives us orientation, feeling, and energy. Subjective, intimate – and yet the acoustic perception is the result of history, of the colonial formation. What… Continue reading