Future Music Superhero

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Christophe Jaquet describes in his fan confession, that the radical musician, thinker, hacker, philanthrope, activist, and curious figure Goodiepal saved him from being depressed about the future of music.

Author: Christophe Jaquet
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Quote: Christophe Jaquet
Design: Appolonia
Sound: Sami Sänpäkkilä/Goodiepal
Remix: Miss Auto

China – Made in Europe

Norient Snap by Ali Sayah

Does the movie «Sinofuturism (1839–2046 AD)» confront us with a future China, that is an inhuman dystopia? No, says Philipp Rhensius. It just depends on the perspective on our world.

Author: Philipp Rhensius
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Design: Ali Sayah
Sound: Ali Sayah

Living in Limbo

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Reggae is rich with questions of belonging, but instead of domesticity it focuses on the state of limbo. After watching the film «Being Blacker», Derek Walmsley examines how the Brixton figurehead Blacker Dread struggles with what he once called home.

Author: Derek Walmsley
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Quote: Derek Walmsley
Design: Safwan Subzwari
Sound: Aam Taateel

No Culture, no Money, no Time, but Music

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The documentary «Bamseom Pirates, Seoul Inferno» shows how the band Bamseom Pirates uses punk music to resist the social and political absurdities of present-day South Korea.

Author: Michael Fuhr
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Quote: Bamseom Pirates
Design: Safwan Subzwari
Sound: Aam Taateel

M.I.A.: One Popstar, Three Persons

Norient Snap by Juliana Adhikary

The documentary film «Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.» portrays the popstar M.I.A. as a multi-faceted person.

Author: Lisa Blanning
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Quote: Lisa Blanning
Design: Juliana Adhikary
Photo: Steve Loveridge
Sound: Steve Loveridge, M.I.A.
Remix: Miss Auto

Music and Place

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The relationship between music and place has a long history. This article discusses the academic discourses regarding the relationship between music and place.

Author: Andy Bennett
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Quote: Andy Bennett
Design: Safwan Subzwari
Sound: Aam Taateel

The Impact of Africa in Europe

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The Impact of Africa in Europe

Filmmaker Michè Calandra Achode sketches out the future of African music in Europe.

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Quote: Michè Calandra Achode
Design: Thomas Burkhalter
Photo: Thomas Burkhalter
Sound: Michè Calandra Achode + Thomas Burkhalter

Sculptor of Affect: Tim Hecker

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Sculptor of Affect: Tim Hecker

The electronic musician Tim Hecker is like an aesthetic engineer whose visceral live concerts deconstruct musical meanings.

Author: Deforrest Brown Jr.
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Quote: Deforrest Brown Jr.
Design: fertig design
Photo: Thomas Burkhalter
Sound: Tim Hecker
Remix: Daniel Jakob

South African Souvenir

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South African Souvenir

Thomas Burkhalter challenges his own role in speaking about music.

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Quote: Thomas Burkhalter
Photo: Thomas Burkhalter
Sound: Lions – South African Souvenir

Kicks and Strings from Durban

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Kicks and Strings from Durban

Gqom edits 001/002 / Experimenting with interview formats // We meet gqom producer Citizen Boy and his grandmother in the Avoca Hills township of Durban to discuss about dark electronic gqom tracks.

Author: Thomas Burkhalter
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Quote: Citizen Boy
Design: Csenge Csato
Photo: Thomas Burkhalter
Sound: Dejot, Bit-Tuner, Thomas Burkhalter
Remix: Roland Nagy

Challenging Ethnomusicology

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Challenging Ethnomusicology

Musicologist Christopher Kirkley explores the boundaries of ethnomusicology.

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Quote: Christopher Kirkley
Photo: Thomas Burkhalter
Sound: Christopher Kirkley