Acoustic Histories/Historiographies in the Asia Pacific. An Interview with meLê Yamomo
This contribution is part of the TRAFO series “Emerging Topics. Insights from ‘Behind the Scenes’”. Today, we put the spotlight on the Explorative Workshop “Acoustic Histories/Historiographies in the Asia Pacific“ that takes place at the Forum Transregionale Studien in Berlin from 11-12 January 2018. The event format is part of the strategic cooperation of the Forum Transregionale Studien and the Max Weber Stiftung – Deutsche Geisteswissenschaftliche Institute im Ausland.
The workshop will be convened by meLê Yamomo, an Assistant Professor of Theatre, Performance, and Sound Studies at the University of Amsterdam. He was a recent fellow at the Interweaving Performance Cultures Center (FU Berlin) and the Global Theatre Histories Center (LMU München). meLê is a current laureate of the »Veni Innovation Grant« by the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) for his project “Sonic Entanglements: Listening to Modernities in Southeast Asian Sound Recordings”. He holds a PhD in Theatre Studies and Musicology from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. meLê is also a theatre director and composer.