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Sonic Entanglements Website

Here, you can read the description of the project and our latest news and events. You can also find information about the people behind the project and our different institutional partners.

In the Listen section, you will find the latest episode of the Sonic Entanglements Podcast. Project partners also curate and share historical and archival sounds that they are working on in the Sound Bite section. Please check them out and have a listen.

If you have questions or comments, please let us know through the contact page.

Sonic Entanglements, funded by the Dutch Scientific Research Organization (Nederlands Wetenschappelijk Organisatie – NWO) is headed by dr. meLê yamomo and is embedded at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis and the Department of Theatre Studies at the University of Amsterdam.


Sonic Entanglements Podcast

Listen to the latest episode:

06 Harry van Biessum | Uncovering Dutch Colonial Media at the Netherlands Institute of Sound and Vision Sonic Entanglements Podcast

I talked with Harry van Biessum, about the history of the Netherlands Institute of Sound and Vision – the country’s broadcasting and media archive. The institute also houses some rare historical sound and music recordings from the early twentieth century and we uncovered some materials from the Dutch colonial history. We spoke about the role of such an archive in the age of the internet.     Harry van Biessum is media manager at the Netherlands Institute of Sound and Vision. He is a project partner at the Sonic Entanglements research project.  Sonic Entanglements is hosted and produced by meLê yamomo. Thijs van den Geest is our sound engineer and sound editor, and Jean Barcena is our publicity manager. Our theme music is created by Markus Hoogervorst.  Many thanks to the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision for the permission to use the archival audio materials. This podcast is funded by the Dutch Research Organization. For more information, visit www.sonic-entanglements.com 
  1. 06 Harry van Biessum | Uncovering Dutch Colonial Media at the Netherlands Institute of Sound and Vision
  2. 05 Gerda Lechtleitner | Listening to the History of the World's First Sound Archive
  3. 04 Elizabeth Enriquez (Part 2) | Tracing Colonial Radio History in the Archives
  4. 03 Elizabeth Enriquez (Part 1) | Appropriation of Colonial Broadcasting: A History of Early Philippine Radio
  5. 02 Vincent Kuitenbrouwer | Radio as a Tool of Colonialism

Sound Bites

Read the latest post:

[Sound Bite] Ensounding Nation and Empires: Sonic Traces of Nineteenth- Century Philippine Military Musicians

[Sound Bite] Producing local popular culture from colonial radio


Sonic Entanglements, funded by the Dutch Scientific Research Organization (Nederlands Wetenschappelijk Organisatie – NWO) is headed by dr. meLê yamomo and is embedded at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis and the Department of Theatre Studies at the University of Amsterdam.


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