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.


Acoustic Histories/Historiographies in the Asia Pacific. An Interview with meLê Yamomo from Forum Transregionale Studien on Vimeo.





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  1. 30. January 2018

    […] Funded and organized by the Transregional Studies Forum-Berlin, meLê yamomo convened the international and interdisciplinary workshop entitled »Acoustic Histories/Historiographies in the Asia Pacific«. You can watch the interview in this video, or read the article on the TraFo blog. […]

  2. 25. July 2019

    […] in the Asia Pacific” at the Forum Transregionale Studien in Berlin. A report and an interview from this workshop is available on the TRAFO […]

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