Sounding Modernities: Theatre and Music in Manila and the Asia Pacific, 1869-1946. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)

Book Chapters

“Acoustic Epistemologies and Early Sound Recordings in the Nusantara Region,” in A. Johan & M. Santaella (Eds.), Made in Nusantara. (Routledge, 2021).

“Making Sense of an Unfinished Business” in C. Rajendran, K. Takiguchi, & C. Nge (Eds.), Excavations, Interrogations, Krishen Jit & Contemporary Malaysian Theatre. (Kuala Lumpur: Epigram Books, 2018).

Co-written with Steve Villaruz. “Manila and the World Dance Space: Nationalism and Globalization in Cold War Philippines and Southeast Asia” in C. Balme & B. Szymanski-Düll (Eds.) Theatre, Globalization and the Cold War. (Palgrave- Macmillan, 2017)

“Medializing Race: Uncle Tom’s Cabin in Colonial Southeast Asia” in T. C. Davis, & S. Mihaylova (Eds.), Uncle Tom’s Cabins: The Transnational History of America’s Most Mutable Book. (The University of Michigan Press, 2018).


“Dis/Obedience Performed” in Southeast of Now. 6.2, 2022

With Barbara Titus. “The Persistent Refrain of the Colonial Archival Logic / Colonial Entanglements and Sonic Transgressions: Sounding Out the Jaap Kunst Collection” in World of Music, 10.1 (2021): 39-72.

“Global Currents, Musical Streams: European Opera in Colonial Southeast Asia” in Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film, 44.1 (2017): 54-74.

“Brokering Sonic Modernities: Migrant Manila Musicians as Cultural Mediators in the Asia-Pacific, 1881-1940” in Popular Entertainment Journal6.2 (2015), 22-37.

Panay Creation Myth as World Picture in {The Alunsina Network}: A Dramaturgical Exposition” in Musika Jornal, 5(2009).

Book Reviews

Review of: Nathan Porath (ed.) (2019) Hearing Southeast Asia: Sounds of Hierarchy and Power in Context. Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde, 177.2 (2021)

Review of: B. Barendrecht, P. Keppy, H. Schulte Nordholt (2017) Popular Music in Southeast Asia: Banal Beats, Muted Histories. Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde, 175.1 (2019): 127-128.

Theatre, Concert, Curatorial Program Essays

FAUST [working title] (Dutch National Opera, 2020)


(16-01-2020). Wie klingt Kolonialismus? meLê yamomo im Interview [Web] Van Outernational. Wie klingt Kolonialismus? meLê yamomo im Interview.

(10-12-2019). “Sometimes you only have to listen…” About the sonic entanglements of our colonial past [Web] Textures – Online Platform for Interweaving Performance Cultures.

(16-05-2019). Sound-Performance „Echoing Europe” : Der Klang des Kolonialismus [Radio] Deutschlandfunk Kultur.

(08-01-2018). Acoustic Histories/Historiographies in the Asia Pacific. An Interview with meLê yamomo [Web]. Transregional Studies Forum.

Selected Recent Keynote Addresses/Lectures


Keynote Lecture: Artist talk with meLê yamomo. Bard College Berlin, The Factory (and online)


“Gespräch über Postmigrantische und Epische Theater” (with Fabian Larsson)
Brecht Tage 2021, Literaturforum im Brecht Haus, Berlin, Germany

“Manila Men Remixed” Critical Modes of Listening – CTM Festival Berlin 2021, Germany


“Music and Migration Panel”, Musicologische Expo 2020, Koninklijke Vereniging voor Nederlandse Muziekgeschiedenis, The Netherlands

“Archives and Transcultural Composition. “Looted Music” and Accessibility”
Curating Diversity in Europe – Decolonizing Contemporary Music, Akademie der Künste-Berlin, Germany

Keynote Lecture: “Opera and the Exotic Within Us”
Mannheimer Sommer Festival 2020, National Theatre Mannheim, Germany

“Artist Talk: Image of the Giant” (with Yennu Ariendra and J. Mo’ong Santoso Pribadi)
CTM Radio Lab: “Interferences: Liminalities of Failures”

Panel: “Sonic Entanglements between South East Asia and Western Europe”
Inward/Outward, Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies/
Dutch Institute for Sound and Vision, The Netherlands


“Whose Sonic Technologies?”
EuroSEAS 2019, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
Sonic Entanglements Workshop, University of Amsterdam and Vienna Phonogrammarchiv

“Performing Epistemic Disobediences in Manila and Southeast Asia? Decolonial Possibilities in José Maceda’s Udlot-udlot and Ugnayan”, Symposium: Pathways of Performativity in Contemporary Southeast Asian Art, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany

“The Hissing Sound that we Hear…”
Embodied Histories – Entangled Communities. Southeast Asian and Western Approaches to Narratives and Performance Art, Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany