XXmeLê yamomo

Co-Project Leader and Principal Investigator (Netherlands)

meLê yamomo is an Assistant Professor of Theatre, Performance, and Sound Studies at the University of Amsterdam and author of Sounding Modernities: Theatre and Music in Manila and the Asia Pacific, 1869-1946. He is co-Project Leader and Principal Investigator of Decolonizing Southeast Asian Sound Archives funded by the European Joint Project Initiatives for Cultural Heritage, and 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«. meLê is a 2020 Early Career Awardee of the Netherlands Royal Academy of Sciences, and was fellow at the “Interweaving Performance Cultures” Center (Berlin) and the Global Theatre Histories Center (Munich).

meLê is also a theatre director and composer, and is a resident artist at Theater Ballhaus Naunynstraße where his creations »Echoing Europe« and »sonus – the sound within us« are on repertoire.