• Sumugan Sivanesan
    The Nature Loves Courage Festival in Greece foregrounds female-identifying, queer and non-binary artists and contributes to the development of what is known as post-club culture. What can this festival tell us about today's club culture in general?
  • Derek Walmsley
    Reggae is rich with questions of belonging, but instead of domesticity it focuses on the state of limbo. After watching the film «Being Blacker», Derek Walmsley examines how the Brixton figurehead Blacker Dread struggles with what he once called home.
  • David Verbuč
    Various American music scenes are not identified in terms of genres but more in terms of space. The example of DIY touring in the US delineates this.
  • Gizem Oruç
    For the Norient exhibition «Seismographic Sounds» Gizem Oruç aka 6zm compiled a mixtape. It is, in her own words, a collage of works of artists from the bubble she exists in, such as Maria F. Dolores, Zeynep Özcan and Çağrı Erdem.
  • Yassin «The Narcicyst» Alsalman
    Iraqi-Canadian rapper The Narcicyst knows how it feels to be young and Muslim in a post-9/11 world. Today, he considers himself a world citizen and aims for an individual identity that includes his origin, his home, and his community.
  • Angie Balata
    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.
  • Leandro Ramírez
    In this playlist by Argentinian musician Leandro Ramírez aka El Murki we dive into the experimental sounds of the musical underground of Buenos Aires and its surroundings. All tracks belong to artists that he respects a lot and that influenced him in many ways.
  • Theresa Beyer
    In low-budget music videos, necessity is the mother of invention. One of the best examples of this is «Picolé», a clip co-directed by forty-five directors. Javier Lourenço from the Argentinian collective Flamboyant Paradise takes us behind the scenes.
  • Jesse Samba Wheeler
    In 2013 Curitiba-based electropop band Bonde do Rolê released their music video «Picolé». A video celebrating the popsicle and directed by forty-five directors. Our author asks: How is this possible?
  • Raffael Dörig
    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.
  • Sidney Sutter
    The final episode of the web documentary on Eritrean exile music in Switzerland focuses on networks and Eritrean graphic design. With a visit at the studio of the famous Eritrean exile singer Andit Okbay in London.
  • Sidney Sutter
    The second Episode of the web documentary on Eritrean music culture in Switzerland focuses on the environment around the Eritrean parties and sets the spotlight on the art of eritrean dancing.
  • Philipp Rhensius
    Weil in der Wüste nichts ist, kann dort alles sein. Im Coachella Valley entstand in den 1990er-Jahren Desertrock. Mit dem eigenen Sound, den Jams im Nirgendwo und Bands wie Kyuss wurde der Stil international bekannt, verharrte aber stets im Underground.
  • Wills Glasspiegel
    Dance is the music of the body. In anticipation of the authors screening series at the 8th Norient Musikfilm Festival, we show some collages and images of the Chicago-based clubmusic and dance culture scene footwork.
  • Jonas Engelmann
    Punk war nie so offen, wie er gerne predigte. Trotz Kritik an Sexismus und Rassismus, war der Stil vor allem ein Soundtrack männlicher, weisser Vorort-Jugendlicher. In L.A. war das immer schon anders, zeigt der Film «Los Punks: We Are All We Have».
  • Dominik Irtenkauf
    The death metal band Overthrust from Botswana is a central part of Africas lively metal scene. Their singer Tshomarelo Mosaka about the local scene, breaking taboos and the cathartic effect of listening to metal as watching a horror movie.
  • Faisal Mohammed Khan
    Dhaka is the Detroit of Bangladesh. But before the city produced its own independent scene, british bengalis layed the ground for one of the most influential music styles in the 90s: Asian Underground.
  • Theresa Beyer
    «Wind of Change» der westdeutschen Band Scorpions wurde erst 1991 zum Hit. Welche Lieder wurden in der DDR in der turbulenten Wendezeit gehört und gesungen? Die Spurensuche zeigt: die gemeinsame ostdeutsche Mauerfall-Hymne gab es nicht.
  • Tara Hill
    Keine Furcht – und keine Kompromisse: Die Kölnerin Lena Willikens hat sich mit mutigen DJ-Sets jenseits von Genrekonventionen einen Namen gemacht. Ein Portrait über eine kompromisslose Musikerin mit Punk-Attitude.
  • Theresa Beyer
    Sound artist and composer Svetlana Maraš is part of the new scene for experimental and improvised music in Belgrade and speaks about the laptop as an instrument in improvised music, and samples that attract her.
  • Theresa Beyer
    When Sonidero DJs in Mexico build up their huge sound systems in the streets a long night of dancing lies ahead. Mirjam Wirz documented these «Bailes» and has published the photo-book «Sonidero City».
  • Mark Duffett
    Fans celebrate the unwrapping of the new Elvis Presley box «A Boy From Tupelo» on YouTube.
  • Thomas Burkhalter
    Producer and DJ Faisal M Khan started the Facebook-organized platform «Dhaka Electronica Scene». In the interview he and his musical combatants are talking about the fast-growing network and the search for an identity of a young scene.
  • Theresa Beyer
    Visual Kei ist ein japanische Musikbewegung, die inzwischen auch Europa erobert hat – ein Paradebeispiel für Musikphänomene im Kontext der Globalisierung. Im Interview der Musikethnologe Oliver Seibt.
  • Theresa Beyer
    Chorsingen = altbacken? Dass dies keineswegs so ist, zeigt derzeit eine multimediale Ausstellung, welche die facettenreiche Chorlandschaft der Hauptstadt kartografiert. Eine Reise durch 150 Jahre Stadtberner Chor- und Gesellschaftsgeschichte.
  • Wolfgang König
    Seit 13 Jahren ist es am letzten März-Wochenende in Kapstadt Zeit für „Africa’s Grandest Gathering“, so die Selbstbeschreibung des Cape Town International Jazz Festival.
  • Philipp Rhensius
    Die Grime-Szene in der britischen Hauptstadt steht unter scharfer Beobachtung der Polizei. Nach den Riots im Sommer 2011 müssen Clubbetreiber und MCs besonders kreativ sein, um ungestört feiern zu können.
  • Christian Werthschulte
    Juke aus Chicago wird in europäischen Clubs immer beliebter. Der nun 25-jährige Ghetto-House ist ein Paradefall kultureller Aneignung, bei dem die Frage nach der «realness» gleich anders gestellt wird.
  • Eric Mandel
    Das erste hebräische Groove-Festival in Tel Aviv bot für 120 Schekel binnen acht Stunden vier Bands und eine Handvoll DJs – eine volle Packung, für wenig Geld.
  • Ane Hebeisen
    Balkan-Musik aus der Sicht der Berner Jazz-Szene: Das Traktorkestar hat seine erste CD herausgebracht – ein sehr schmuckes Stück Partymusik.
  • Norient
    Denise Garcia hat einen sehr direkten und persönlichen Film über die Frauen der Baile Funk Szene in Rio de Janeiro geschaffen. Ein Interview mit der brasilianischen Regisseurin.
  • Eran Sachs
    The sound artist and peace activist Eran Sachs takes us to a journey through the nearer history of Israel’s underground music scenes: Death Metal, Doom Metal, Punk, Noise, Electro-acoustic experiments, and much more.