Humboldt Forum
© Tom Mesic / Ars Electronica
Cedrik Fermont and Dimitri della Faille

August 19, 2018, 5:00 PM

Workshop talk, book presentation and concert

Not Your World Music: Noise in South East Asia

@ daadgalerie_studio

Admission is free, 5pm: talk, 7pm: concert

in English

What are the historical, social and cultural dynamics that make experimental noise from South East Asia so vibrant? What does electro-acoustic, experimental and industrial music from South East Asia sound like – in the past and the present day?

Composer, musician and author Cedrik Fermont and sociologist and musician Dimitri della Faille documented South East Asian electronic music cultures in their 2017 book Not Your World Music: Noise in South East Asia, which was awarded the Prix Ars Electronica’s Golden Nica. The authors will now continue their journey in a discussion not only with musicians Luong Hue Trinh and Liew Niyomkarn but also with the audience. The discussion is hosted by Deutschlandfunk Kultur’s Marcus Gammel. The panel will team up again afterwards for the concert, continuing the discussion in musical form.

Dimitri della Faille
Liew Niyomkarn
Cedrik Fermont
Hue Trinh Luong

In their book, Fermont and della Faille explore how electronic music, sound art and noise compositions are created in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. They examine how the artists found their audiences outside the usual capitalist channels and beyond the concept of cultural difference that dominates what is known as “World Music”. Fermont and della Faille see their work as a “political, antisexist and anticolonial contribution to the discourse on social representation, inequality and colonialism”. Not Your World Music: Noise in South East Asia includes political, historical and sociological essays as well as interviews with artists, a comprehensive bibliography of South East Asian music and a discography of noise and experimental musicians.

The event will be held in English.

Talk 5pm (1h)
Concert 7pm (1,5h)

Venue daadgalerie_studio, Oranienstraße 161, 10969 Berlin, 1. OG
Admission free, no registration required

The event is a jointly organised by the Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss and the DAAD. The event is part of the programme [sound]Listening to the World as well as of the festival mikromusik (in German).

Spread the word