«I've Never Considered Myself a Futurist»

Norient Snap by Ali Sayah

The musician Ata Ebtekar, aka Sote, is helping to build an experimental music scene from Iran and Iranians abroad: contemporary music that engages with tropes of the past. On the occasion of his performance «Parallel Persia» at the music festival «Donaueschinger Musiktage», which is dedicated to adventurous music since its founding in 1921, Norient asked how much this music might tell about the future.

Author: Eric Mandel
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Design: Ali Sayah
Sound: Ali Sayah

Listening as Political Activism in Hong Kong

Norient Snap by So Wai Lam

Since the 2014 Umbrella Movement, Hong Kong’s art and music industries have been baptized by a political awakening. Creatives like Kacey Wong and Denise Ho rebel against the pro-Beijing establishment, and now a number of artists got elected into district councils (Chow 2019). Among them, Susi Law stands out with a passion for listening and sounds. She is not one for big speeches or loud campaigning. Instead, she is a city explorer, a curious stroller. In this commentary, I want to point out how her aural sensitivity could be beneficial to Hong Kong’s current political crisis.

Author: Andrin Uetz
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Design: So Wai Lam
Photo: Wong Chung Ho
Sound: Andrin Uetz

Jodler-Impressionen 2011

Norient Snap by Ahmad Hammoud

Das Eidgenössische Jodlerfest in Interlaken zwischen poetischem Jodel und Bierseeligkeit. Norient hat es gefallen. Bilder und Töne der heurigen Ausgabe.

Author: Thomas Burkhalter
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Quote: Norient
Design: Ahmad Hammoud
Photo: Thomas Burkhalter
Sound: Jodlerklub Huttwil
Remix: Kinda Hassan

Inner Station Soil

Norient Snap by Ali Sayah

In this photo series we explore the Israeli underground scene around experimental sound artists such as Meira Asher or David Opp. Portrayed in their home environments the they show the artists in connection or disconnection from the region they live in.

Author: Laetitia Bouloud
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Design: Ali Sayah
Sound: Ali Sayah

Tbilisi’s Underground

Norient Snap by Fahad Hossain

Georgia's capital Tbilisi has a vivid electronic music scene. Although more and more artists are involved, there are hardly any official live venues in the city. Read Jan Chudozilov's photo series about informal music spaces.

Author: Jan Chudožilov
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Quote: Jan Chudozilov
Design: Fahad Hossain
Photo: Jan Chudozilov
Sound: Ben Wheeler
Remix: Miss Auto

Dhrupad – der ewige Vers

Norient Snap by Ahmad Hammoud

Dhrupad ist der älteste Kunstgesangsstil Nordindiens, zugleich ist Dhrupad eine uralte Praxis der Gesangsmeditation. Die Mallik Family tourt derzeit mit diesem Gesangsstil durch Deutschland.

Author: Peter Pannke
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Quote: Peter Pannke
Design: Ahmad Hammoud
Sound: Kinda Hassan

Jodel, Alphorn und die Erfindung der Schweizer Volksmusik

Norient Snap by Ahmad Hammoud

In Interlaken findet vom 16. bis am 19. Juni das eidgenössische Jodlerfest statt. Ein Grund, einen kritischen Blick auf die Geschichte der Schweizer Volksmusik zu werfen.

Author: Michael Spahr
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Quote: Dieter Ringli
Design: Ahmad Hammoud
Photo: M. Mongin
Sound: Mattmüller-Otter-Kohler-Schmid
Remix: Kinda Hassan

Der Soundtrack zum amerikanischen Nation Building

Norient Snap by fertig design

Auf dem Internet ist seit kurzem eine Sammlung mit über 10'000 Musik- und Comedynummern von 1901 bis 1925 frei zugänglich. Sie erlaubt einen neuen Blick auf die Anfänge der amerikanischen Popkultur.

Author: Christoph Fellmann
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Quote: Christoph Fellmann
Design: fertig design
Photo: Library of Congress
Sound: Bill Murray
Remix: Daniel Jakob