Call for Applications: DeCoSEAS Southeast Asia-Europe Visiting Fellowship 2023

Decolonizing Southeast Asian Sound Archives (DeCoSEAS) invites up to four Visiting fellows from Southeast Asia for a three-month stay to work with one or more Southeast Asian collections within audio-visual archives located in Europe. 1. Eligibility The fellow can be an artist, curator, activist, scholar, or other stakeholders of the sonic repertoire they intend to… Continue reading Call for Applications: DeCoSEAS Southeast Asia-Europe Visiting Fellowship 2023

»Decolonial Frequencies Festival« opens on Sunday

On 19 September 2021, the »Decolonial Frequencies« Festival, curated by meLê yamomo, will open at the Theater Ballhaus Naunynstrasse. 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… Continue reading »Decolonial Frequencies Festival« opens on Sunday

When a Poet Disappears

Preview screening, in the presence of the director and followed by a debate moderated by André Iteanu, anthropologist (CNRS, EPHE) organized by the Société des Océanistes as part of the Océanistes cinema cycle, in collaboration with the International Festival of the Oceanian Documentary Film. In the Toraja Mountains of the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia, Lumbaa… Continue reading When a Poet Disappears

»Interferences Live« at the Museum for Communication-Berlin

Come listen to/watch Interferences: Live at the Museum für Kommunikation Berlin on 15 September. DeCoSEAS project leader, meLê yamomo’s »Interferenzen: Koloniales Scheitern im Radio«, premiered on Deutschlandfunk Kultur Radio Art last December. After almost a year of repeated postponements due to the corona pandemic, the performance is now scheduled to be staged as part of the 100 years radio exhibition… Continue reading »Interferences Live« at the Museum for Communication-Berlin

Sesi Viral #1 Biennale Jogja: “Representation and Othering”

meLê yamomo will be joining the Sesi Viral Biennale Jogja focusing on Decolonization and Art Practice/Politics as a responder. The session includes Pak Daud Tanudirjo presenting his collaborative exhibition of women, Art and technology in the Pacific, and Cosmin Costinas about his collaborative exhibition The Ancestor during Europalia Art Festival. The panel is curated by… Continue reading Sesi Viral #1 Biennale Jogja: “Representation and Othering”

DeCoSEAS on Folia Magazine

Photo from the Jaap Kunst Collection, taken on the Indonesian island of Nias Photo: Allard Pierson (UvA)

We’d like to share with you an article in the University of Amsterdam magazine, Folia about DeCoSEAS. In this feature about “hidden archives” at UvA, project leaders, Barbara Titus, and meLê yamomo talk about their plans to disclose the Jaap Kunst Ethnomusicology Collection. Read more on the Folia website.

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Dr. LaVerne de la Peña at the Mulat sa Musika ng Kultura II

DeCoSEAS Project Partner Dr. LaVerne C. de la Peña of the UP Center for Ethnmusicology will speak at the “Mulat sa Musika ng Kultura II” webinar organized by the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology. Dr. de la Peña’s paper, “Crossing Borders – The Migration of the Mindanaon Kulintang” reflects on how the musical practice… Continue reading Dr. LaVerne de la Peña at the Mulat sa Musika ng Kultura II

Postdoctoral Position: Southeast Asian Music Research

OFFER DESCRIPTION The postdoc will be part of the international and interdisciplinary project team and is supposed to: • develop and maintain contacts with South-East Asian academic and non-academic partners• participate in the inventory of South-East Asian archives and sound corpus preserved in France• participate in the development of OnLine Digital Humanity Project Songs from… Continue reading Postdoctoral Position: Southeast Asian Music Research