Everybody Has a Voice: Audrey Chen

Norient Snap by fertig design

Music is more than just melodies and rhythm. It has a guttural level, and contains sound that is free from symbolic meanings. The singer Audrey Chen is obsessed with these acoustic materialities and creates a sonic language with her voice.

Author: Luise Wolf
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Design: fertig design
Photo: Raisa Galofre
Sound: Audrey Chen & Richard Scott
Remix: Daniel Jakob
Extra: Luise Wolf

Desire in the Mix

Norient Snap by Natascha Orestes

The Serbian sound artist has remixed material from the section of «desire» from the Norient exhibition «Seismographic Sounds». A mix full of humor, but also with some deep thoughts on discrimination, sexuality, and individualism.

Author: Svetlana Maraš
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Design: Natascha Orestes
Sound: Natascha Orestes

Against Techno Patriarchy

Norient Snap by Csenge Csato

Constanza Piña is a chilean dancer, electronic musician and craftmaker. In her art, she questions the use of technology as a (male) ideology. Peter Gonda aka gnd met her at the Piksel Festival in Bergen, Norway.

Author: Peter Gonda
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Quote: Peter Gonda
Design: Csenge Csato
Photo: triciacah
Sound: Roland Nagy

Stöhnen und Schmatzen: Joke Lanz

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Mit dem Noiseprojekt Sudden Infant befreit der Schweizer Musiker Joke Lanz unterdrückte Körperklänge. Seine Noise-Sprache ist das Resultat seiner biografischen Prägung und Sozialisierung in den Achtzigerjahren.

Author: Thomas Burkhalter
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Quote: Thomas Burkhalter
Design: Safwan Subzwari
Sound: Aam Taateel

Das kleine Requiem

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Der Song «Sugarbread» der Gothic-Musikerin Soap&Skin alias Anja Plaschg ist eine Teenager-Tragödie. Aber auch ein Exorzismus - und Plaschg eine Besessene und Priesterin zugleich. Denn sie ahnt: Der Mensch ist ein liebesunfähiges Wesen.

Author: Jan Dvorak
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Quote: Jan Dvorak
Design: Safwan Subzwari
Sound: Aam Taateel

Wahnsinn oder Wirklichkeit?

Norient Snap by Ali Sayah

Im Video zum Stahlberger-Song «Du verwachsch wieder nume...» verwischt Regisseur Jovica Radisavljevic die Grenzen von Realität und Wahn. Hier erzählt er, wie es dazu kam und was es heisst, mit Minimal-Budget maximal kreativ zu sein.

Author: Jovica Radisavljevic
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Design: Ali Sayah
Sound: Stahlberger
Remix: Ali Sayah

Escaping Loneliness Online

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The digitalization took away the centralized power of the music industry, but for some people it also became a secret tunnel out of prison. For the underground music scene in Cairo, digitalization was an avenue of freedom – well, at least for a while.

Author: Angie Balata
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Quote: Angie Balata
Design: Ali Kazmi
Sound: Aam Taateel

Der Teufelskreis des Geldes

Norient Snap by Carla Sophie Tapparo

«Das Internet ist nicht demokratisch», sagt Andreas Ryser, Präsident des Musikverbands IndieSuisse. Und in sozialen Netzwerken bestimme das Geld, welche Musik gefunden werde. Doch die Digitalisierung birge auch Chancen für die Finanzierung von Musik.

Author: Hannes Liechti
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Quote: Andreas Ryser
Design: Carla Sophie Tapparo
Sound: Carla Sophie Tapparo

Bedroom Producers

Norient Snap by Ali Sayah

In the 21st century, the world’s musical hits and trends are often created in bedrooms, where musicians exchange files online without meeting. But can a bedroom producer change the world?

Author: Norient
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Quote: Norient
Design: Ali Sayah
Sound: Gregg Michael Gillis aka Girl Talk

The Sample Shapes the Song

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Swiss-Ghanaian singer and musician Joy Frempong of the duo OY made a trip to Southern and Western Africa to collect sounds and stories for their music. She tells us how she re-works these samples and what she is sometimes worries about.

Author: Thomas Burkhalter
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Quote: Thomas Burkhalter
Design: Safwan Subzawri
Sound: Aam Taateel

Belonging in the Mix

Can Sounds Give Us a Feeling of Belonging?

To belong to a place, a country, or a city is an old fashioned way to live in a world of multi-sited modernities. Instead, we create our belonging through friends, information, images, and sounds across the globe. A «belonging» mix by Slugabed.

Author: Greg Feldwick (Slugabed)
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Quote: Norient
Design: Safwan Subzwari
Sound: Aam Taateel