Talk at the College of Music – University of the Philippines Diliman

I will be giving a talk about our forthcoming book “Not your World Music – Noise Music in South East Asia” at the College of Music – University of the Philippines Diliman on Monday 15 of August 2016.


Dimitri della Faille on noise in South East Asia

15 August 2016 (Monday) | 10am | Abelardo Hall, UP College of Music

Dimitri della Faille, PhD, presents some of the research that went into “Not Your World Music: Noise in South East Asia (Art, Politics, Identity, Gender and Global Capitalism)”, the first major publication on noise, electroacoustic, industrial, experimental music and sound art in the ASEAN countries (including Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar/Burma, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam).

Written and edited by Cedrik Fermont and Dr. della Faille, the book includes historical, political and sociological essays, exclusive interviews with artists and organizers, as well as an extensive bibliography and discography. The book is also a manifesto against stereotypes and censure, especially when it comes to colonialism, ethnocentrism, male-centered perspectives and sexism. It aims to empower an independent, proud and strong scene. The book and its accompanying anthology CD will be officially released in early September 2016.


Dr. Dimitri della Faille is a professor in International development and Social sciences at Université du Québec en Outaouais (Canada). He received his PhD in sociology from Université du Québec à Montréal (Canada) and his master’s from Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium) with additional education in Argentina and the United States. Before becoming a professor, he conducted post-doctoral research at Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (Mexico) and McMaster University (Canada). Dr. della Faille has also been a visiting scholar in universities such as Université de Bretagne Occidentale (France), Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), University of the Philippines Baguio, and The New School University (United States).

A specialist of critical international development studies and discourse analysis, he is currently studying expert discourses about the so-called problems of the Global South with a special emphasis on Latin America and South East Asia. He has published over thirty scientific articles and book chapters in four languages and has presented his work in over sixty conferences and seminars in more than ten countries.

Dr. della Faille is also an international performing artist. Since 1997, he has given performances, workshops and master classes in over 20 countries (such as Argentina, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, China, Ecuador, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Myanmar, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Uruguay and Vietnam). He has performed in a wide variety of alternative cultural venues, art galleries and more established festivals. Dimitri has released half a dozen solo CD, and about as many collaboration and split releases on CD and on vinyl. In 1998, he created the label Disques Hushush.

This talk succeeds a performance at Green Papaya Art Projects by Dr. della Faille (as Szkieve), with Filipino artists Elemento and Teresa Barrozo, on 14 Aug 2016 at 8pm. See event page for more info:

This talk and the performance it follows is presented by Heresy, WSK.FM, Kamuning Public Radio, UP College of Music, Catch272, and Green Papaya Art Projects

Green Papaya Art Projects
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