Take a sonic journey to the Southeast Asian past.

Sonic Entanglements partners curate and introduce archival sound pieces that they have engaged with or are working on here in the Sound Bites section. Barbara Titus introduces the early “ethnomusicology” recordings by Jaap Kunst in colonial Indonesia. Jose Buenconsejo talks about the first early commercial music recordings in the Philippines. Vincent Kuitenbrouwer shares with us an early recording of songs broadcast from the Netherlands to radios in the Dutch East Indies.

Visit the [Sound Bites] article below to listen to early sound recordings in the region and read their historical contexts. We will be featuring more archival sounds and stories, so don’t forget to come back to check the latest [Sound Bites].