Jukka Pekka

Czech and Slovak Anti-Music

Norient Snap by Csenge Csato

Grown on the Czech music platform bandzone, anti-music is a trashy music wave that is about music that nobody wants to listen to: amateurish lo-fi recordings made by funny and nerdy «musicians» who play old and broken music instruments.

Author: Samčo Brat Dáždoviek
Quote: Samčo Brat Dáždoviek
Design: Csenge Csato
Photo: Bandzone
Sound: Zle

On Native Aliens

Norient Snap by Ali Sayah

Sandeep Bhagwati works in various musical traditions and has roots in Asia, Europe and North America. He self-identifies as a Native Alien and claims: to feel unquestioned ties to one’s own place.

Author: Sandeep Bhagwati
Design: Ali Sayah
Sound: Ali Sayah

From Democratic to Corporate

Norient Snap by Carla Sophie Tapparo

The ways in which music videos generate money have changed since the days of MTV. The rise of YouTube came along with the hope for democratization, but this as been diluted due to corporatization. Is this a threat to cultural diversity?

Author: Cande Sánchez Olmos
Quote: Cande Sánchez Olmos
Design: Carla Sophie Tapparo
Photo: YouTube
Sound: Carla Sophie Tapparo

Sehnsucht nach der Einsamkeit

Norient Snap by Carla Sophie Tapparo

Im Zeitalter der universellen Verfügbarkeit sind einzelne Menschen obsolet geworden. Dafür jedoch, sagt das Hamburger Künstlerkollektiv Kommando Himmelfahrt, sind sie weniger einsam, oder nicht? 

Author: Kommando Himmelfahrt
Quote: Kommando Himmelfahrt
Design: Carla Sophie Tapparo
Photo: Kommando Himmelfahrt
Sound: Carla Sophie Tapparo

Decomposing the Past


In the digital era we perceive modular synthesizers as elusive chimeras of a pre-networked, authentic past. The legendary «Donaueschinger Musiktage» offer in its 2018 edition a different perspective. In the commissioned pieces, the composers Marcus Schmickler and Florian Hecker take the sounds from the past to the now.

Author: Ksenija Stevanovic
Quote: Ksenija Stevanovic
Design: Des Flor de Fuego
Photo: SWR/Donaueschinger Musiktage
Sound: Des Flor de Fuego

Jacinda Ardern, President of New Zealand

A Finger to the Establishment


«Nowadays no song is independent», says journalist Manal Faheem Khan from Karachi and explains how the Pakistani music business works. The music video «#Kholo BC» by Ali Gul Pir and Adil Omar might be a rare exception here.

Author: Manal Faheem Khan
Quote: Manal Faheem Khan
Design: Ali Kazmi
Sound: Ali Kazmi

Distorted Processes of Becoming

Norient Snap by Faisal M. Khan

What reads at first sight as a rather classic «coming out» story is not a linear narrative. In the music video «Magic Man» South African artist Umlilo and director Jasyn Howes produce a temporal and spatial disorder through fragments of moving images.

Author: Henriette Gunkel
Quote: Henriette Gunkel
Design: Faisal M. Khan
Photo: Jasyn Howes
Sound: Umlilo
Remix: Dhaka Dub Hierarchy

When a Rapper Tries to Change the World

Norient Snap by Ali Sayah

An impressive and moving testimonial of rapper and comedian Ali Gul Pir from Karachi, Pakistan, who is faced by death threats due to his art. In the podcast he talks about what makes him feel lonely when living and working as a musician in Pakistan.

Author: Taimoor Salahuddin
Design: Ali Sayah
Sound: Ali Gul Pir


Norient Snap by Basma Bader

In this photo series South African photographer Dylan Culhane stages artist Umlilo in collage portraits and evokes a sense of multiplicity.

Author: Dylan Culhane
Design: Basma Bader
Sound: Basma Bader