Lonely Artists Today: Jonathan Ward

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Jonathan Ward is the founder of the free music archive Excavated Shellac (USA). In this short quote from the Norient book «Seismographic Sounds» he tells about what makes him feeling lonely as a music enthusiast.

Author: Norient
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Quote: Jonathan Ward
Design: Ali Sayah
Sound: Ali Sayah

Dark – Different – Durban

Norient Snap by Imtiaz Nasir

Gqom edit 004 / Experimenting with interview formats // We meet gqom producer Dominowe in his house in Newlands East in Durban to discuss what this dark electronic music genre is all about.

Author: Thomas Burkhalter, Bit-Tuner, Dejot
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Quote: Dominowe
Design: Imtiaz Nasir
Photo: Thomas Burkhalter
Sound: Dhaka Dub Hierarchy

Stimmen aus dem Regenwald

Norient Snap by Ali Sayah

Im Radio hört der Musikforscher Louis Sarno einen Gesang, der ihn nicht mehr loslässt. Er folgt ihm in den zentralafrikanischen Regenwald – und bleibt für immer.

Author: Theresa Beyer
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Quote: Michael Obert
Design: Ali Sayah
Remix: Ali Sayah

Politrap aus dem Senegal

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In seiner satirischen Nachrichtensendung Journal Rappé macht der senegalesische Rapper Xuman News aus Politik, Religion und Sport strassenkompatibel.

Author: Georg Milz
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Quote: Georg Milz
Design: Apollonia
Sound: Dhaka Dub Hierarchy

Music from Saharan Cellphones

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Music from Saharan Cellphones

A compilation of music collected from memory cards of cellular phones in the Saharan desert. And it's coming to vinyl.

Author: Christopher Kirkley
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Design: Uno
Sound: Mdou Moctar
Remix: Alexander Dmitriev

Black MIDI: Notes Like Bullets

There is a ysterious beauty in waching millions of colorfu bars falling down the screen.

An average pop song counts around one thousand notes, while a typical Black MIDI track is several millions. Black MIDI composers – called «Blackers» – try to challenge computers, ears, and eyes with enormous numbers of super-short and dense notes.

Author: Raffael Dörig
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Quote: Rafael Dörig
Design: Safwan Subzwari
Sound: Aam Taateel
Remix: Aam Taateel

Karachi Noise

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In Karachi, Pakistan, very early in the morning, you hear the birds. Then, around seven, buses and rickshaws tune in. Then more and more people. They don’t talk here, they yell. A short quote from the Norient book «Seismographic Sounds».

Author: Daniel Arthur Panjwaneey
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Quote: Daniel Arthur Panjwaneey
Design: Safwan Subzwari
Sound: Aam Taateel

8-Bit Music from Europe

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Europe in 8 Bits explores the colorful world of chipmusic. Passionate musicians turn old video games hardware into surprising musical instruments.

Author: Marilou Polymeropoulou
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Quote: Marilou Polymeropoluou
Design: Uno
Sound: Alexander Dmitriev

Singing in the Streets of Jakarta

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«Jalanan» shows the tale of three street buskers out of the Indonesian capital Jakarta, using vivid storytelling methods of reality television.

Author: Jeremy Wallach
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Design: Purple Bear
Remix: Gudao

Five Video Clips from Spain

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Spain scholar Cande Sánchez Olmos from Alicante discusses video clips from her country which are advertising popular brands. This might become a problem for the viewer: he or she cannot easily distinguish commercials from cultural objectives.

Author: Cande Sánchez Olmos
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Design: Purple Bear
Sound: Junn

Musik wie gut fortgeschrittene Verwesung

Norient Snap by Juliana Adhikary

Der Schweizer Rudolf Eb.er will mit seiner Noise-Musik Hirnwellen verändern und unser Bewusstsein erweitern. Für Norient stellt er sein neues Album «Brainnectar» vor und spricht über die Zusammenarbeit mit der Japanerin Junko Hiroshige.

Author: Hannes Liechti
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Quote: Rudolf Eb.er
Design: Juliana Adhikary
Photo: ulleo/Pixabay
Sound: Rudolf Eb.er
Remix: Ayurvedik Sounds