Bauhaus.Listening.Workshop #2 - Sagada/Manila

Led by Nathalie Singer and co-curated by meLê yamomo
Supported and organized by Goethe-Institut Philippines and Frederike Moormann

Here you can find the complete program

From colonial radio infrastructure in Java to radio's role in the 2021 coup in Myanmar, from 100 years of radio in the Philippines to the history of late-night radio programming around 2000 in Vietnam, the Southeast Asia region has diverse radio stories to tell. At the second Bauhaus.Listening.Workshop, one focus will be on the restitution of sound archives whose sound recordings are still mostly in Europe. How should this intangible cultural heritage be dealt with? How can and should it be returned?

Another spotlight will be thrown on different tuning systems: The determination of the pitches of musical instruments works according to different principles everywhere, but they have transnational cultural histories. The musicians among the workshop participants will bring their instruments and try them out in practice.

Various professional 'ears' from Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and the Philippines were invited to the Bauhaus.Listening.Workshop #2 Sagada/Manila. For example, Sol Trinidad and Dayang Yraola address the complexity of listening from an ethnomusicological perspective in their Listening Walk. Devana Senanayake discusses with participants how queer Southeast Asian voices can be listened to. Rani Jambak takes a look at Indonesia's radio history in her lecture "Radio in the Independency 1945" and Anjeline de Dios practically explores listening through her sound massages.

Bauhaus.Listening.Workshop #2 leaves the metropolitan region of Manila and begins in the mountains of Sagada in the northern Philippines. At the end of the workshop period, the results from the collaborative process will be presented to the public & heard on the radio during the international "Listening Biennial" in Manila. 

Bauhaus.Listening.Workshop #2 - Sagada/Manila
August 5-11, 2024
Goethe-Institut Philippines 

August 11 | public presentation & live transmission
Hosted by
PAROLA UP Fine Arts Gallery
& Listening Biennial

DZUP - UPD CMC Department of Broadcast Communication
Radyo Sagada

Nathalie Singer is Professor of Experimental Radio at Bauhaus University Weimar, works as a radio artist, producer and curator, has composed for various media and published on sound art. She was a dramaturge in the radio drama department of Deutschlandradio Kultur, where she developed new radio theater formats (Wurfsendung). Her current artistic research focuses on the development of radio art archives and their artistic mediation (traveling exhibition Radiophonic Spaces). Currently, she has created the Bauhaus.Listening.Workshop and is particularly interested in the cultural technique of listening and its potential for the design of new environments.

meLê yamomo is Assistant Professor of New Dramaturgies, Media Cultures, Artistic Research and Decoloniality at the University of Amsterdam and author of Sounding Modernities (2018). He is project director of Decolonizing Southeast Asian Archives (DeCoSEAS, 2021-2024) and "Sonic Entanglements (2017-2022). meLê is winner of the 2022 Open Ear Composer's Award and the 2020 KNAW Early Career Award. He is a member of the Junge Akademie Amsterdam and resident artist at Theater Ballhaus Naunynstraße. He curates the Decolonial Frequences Festival and is host and producer of the Sonic Entanglements podcast.

Frederike Moormann is a sound artist and artistic researcher. She completed her BA in Physics at LMU Munich and her MA in Philosophy and History at King's College London/ LMU Munich. Her research-based and site-specific sound works revolve around memory culture and spatial perception. She co-curated the exhibition + radio show "Anybody out there?! - 100 Years of Radio" in Leipzig, Germany. Her current artistic research focuses on the implication of telecommunication infrastructure in colonialism. She is an artistic collaborator at Experimental Radio.

The Goethe-Institut Philippines has been supporting and participating in the cultural scene in the Philippines since 2022 through a variety of programs and activities in music, dance, theater and film.