Audio Collage: The Sound of War

by Norient

In this short podcast, musicians, composers, and sound artists from the Norient network reflect on the difficult but long alliance between war and music – a core topic of Norient that raises a great many of questions: What is so fascinating about working with war samples? When translating war into music: who is permitted to speak? Where are the ethical boundaries? And: can you ever construct a musical response to the reality of war? Taken from the chapter «War» from the Norient book Seismographic Sounds (see and order here).


Bernhard Clarke (Ireland), Matthew Herbert (UK), Rona Geffen (Germany), Garo Gdanian (Lebanon), Sharif Sehnaoui (Lebanon), David Opp (Israel), Nadav Appel (Israel), Mazen Kerbaj (Lebanon), Rana Ghossoub (Lebanon), Meira Asher (Israel), Ali Gulpir (Pakistan)

This collage has been presented at Festival Klang-Moor-Schopfe in Gais, Appenzell, as part of the sound installation «Theatre of War». The interviews have been made for the Norient exhibition «Seismographic Sounds».

Published on November 23, 2017

Last updated on January 16, 2020


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