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Sonus and Sonic Entanglements

with meLê yamomo

During this video-lecture-performance and conversation, meLê yamomo will discuss his research on “sonus,” the sound that is archived in colonized bodies, and how to listen closely to the permeation of individual memory and translocal histories. meLê yamomo is a researcher, theatre director, and composer, currently living and working in Amsterdam and Berlin. His work focuses on time and place, sonic entanglements, and the materiality of sound. He is assistant professor of performance studies, sound studies, artistic research, and decoloniality at the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam. He is project leader of Sonic Entanglements and Decolonizing Southeast Asian Sound Archives, and author of Sounding Modernities: Theater and Music in Manila and the Asia Pacific 1869–1946 (2018). He is resident artist at Ballhaus Naunynstraße, Berlin where his works Echoing Europe, sonus - the sound within us, and Forces of Overtones are on repertoire. He also curates the Decolonial Frequencies Festival.

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