• Nadav Appel
    Israeli culture is strangely nostalgic. Five clips that represent different strains of nostalgia among various sectors in Israeli society. These videos depict and construct a multitude of pasts both individual and collective, real and imagined.
  • Jaimie Baron
    Recycling footage has long been a practice in music videos. By freeing images from their original temporality and intended pupose and setting them to music, artists transform their meaning and generate an emotional experience of the past.
  • Alan Marzo
    Benga is – besides hip hop – probably Kenyas most popular music genre. Alan Marzo, Olivier Duport and Carl Åhnebrink went to Nairobi to find out more about its social reality. Read their insights accompanying the launch of their magazine Flee.
  • Tosyn Bucknor
    Nigerian singer Temi DollFace finds herself on a «one-woman mission to put the theatrics back into live music». In the podcast she talks about fashion, being a female artist in Nigeria, and the gap between critical acclaim and mainstream chart success.
  • Helmi
    French director Helmi (Division Paris) directed the 2014 music video «Champs-Élysées» by Bonnie Banane and Walter Mecca (Waltaa). For Norient he reflects on the making-off, nostalgia, the aesthetics of the 1990s – and the money.
  • Immanuel Brockhaus
    Im Buch «Kultsounds – Die prägendsten Klänge der Popmusik 1960-2014» geht der Pianist, Komponist und Wissenschaftler Immanuel Brockhaus auf die Suche nach prägenden Einzelsounds der Popmusikgeschichte.
  • Norient
    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.
  • Christoph Fellmann
    Im Videokommentar zu «Du verwachsch wieder nume i dinere Wonig» der Schweizer Mundart Philosophen Stahlberger erscheint das im Video inszenierte Therapiegespräch als «Psychogramm einer in sich selbst vereinsamten Schweiz».
  • Hillegonda C. Rietveld
    An echo is historically coded as the sound of a lonely disembodied voice, able to produce a decentered sense of alienation. This is illustrated here through the urban echoic production work of Burial (William E. Bevan).
  • Samson Young
    In «Memorizing the Tristan Chord» Hong Kong-based artist Samson Young invited participants to invent a string of Cantonese characters that fits to the notes of Richard Wagner's famous chord from the opening of «Tristan and Isolde».
  • Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah
    The nigerian singer Temi DollFace claims womanhood as a source of strength. Her song «Pata Pata» is a lively example for deconstructing patriarchal norms and clichés with a lot of humour, that stays critical.
  • Thomas Burkhalter
    When Mainstream Pop Sounds get manipulated with cheap audio software, cut-up in bits and pieces, pimped with audio effects, we get exited – at least at times. Is this music dramatizing the decline of good taste at the hands of modernity? A Round-Up.
  • Marilou Polymeropoulou
    Europe in 8 Bits explores the colorful world of chipmusic. Passionate musicians turn old video games hardware into surprising musical instruments.
  • Olaf Karnik
    Olaf Karnik zeigt anhand Simon Reynolds vielbesprochenem Buch «Retromania. Pop Culture’s Addiction to Its Own Past», warum der Nostalgie-Modus und die Faszination am Archiv für unsere Zeit so prägend sind.
  • Arshia Fatima Haq
    How Los Angeles based Omid Walizadeh went from underground hip hop to the Iranian cassette tapes of his childhood. further Arshia Fatima Haq talks with him about the recent explosion of vintage Iranian music on the global circuit.
  • Miguel Hilari
    Making a video-clip is not really a moneymaking activity in Bolivia. However, there is important production going on at the margins of traditional industry standards. For our series, it's Miguel Hilari's turn, director and producer from La Paz.
  • Arshia Fatima Haq
    Arshia Haq from the LA based Discostan collective made an exclusive mix for Norient titled «Line of Control». She is presenting us forgotten scores and field sounds from India and Pakistan.
  • Patricia Jäggi
    In 2012, Switzerland has presented it's Inventory of Living Traditions in Switzerland. Some of the listed practices of intangible cultural heritage have inspired Patrica Jäggi to create her own list – a suspenseful sound montage.
  • Tony Klein
    42 instrumental pieces from Greece, recorded between 1905 and 1956, collected by Tony Klein. For Norient he reflects about the «culmination of his lifetime».
  • Sverker Hyltén-Cavallius
    How we might understand and conceptualize nostalgia for past futures? This article focuses the cold war nostalgia and on welfare state utopias.
  • Brooke McCorkle
    Music and the Future in Wong Kar-wai’s «Chungking Express» (1994)
  • Christopher Kirkley
    Mammane Sanni Abdoulaye played the possibly first synth organ in Niger and recorded his only album in 1978. Christopher Kirkley from Sahelsounds not only found one of the rare copies in an archive in Niamey, he also found Mammane himself.
  • Thomas Burkhalter
    Jonathan Ward runs the blog «Excavated Shellac», and his 4-CD Box «Opika Pende – Africa At 78 RPM» is nominee for a Grammy for best historical album of 2012. A Podcast.
  • Didi Neidhardt
    Der Sampler «Personal Space. Electronic Soul 1974–1984» vereint 17 Schätze aus der Geschichte des elektronischen Soul, kontert dem kanonbestimmenden Mythos der ‹Blackness› und zeigt, dass auch Soul einmal afrofuturistische Visionen hatte.
  • Marcus Maeder
    Mit Impulsen aus der Performance-Kunst und dem Klangbewusstsein von Industrial, New Wave und Elektropop wurde elektronische Musik auch in der Schweiz Teil der Popkultur.
  • Olaf Karnik
    «Hauntology» versucht die schillernden Klänge von Elektro-Formationen wie Burial oder den Sound des Ghost-Box-Labels ästhetisch zu erklären. Es scheint, als meldete sich hier in alten Klangsignaturen Unheimliches und Verdrängtes.
  • Ueli Bernays
    «Retromania» ist Simon Reynolds' Buch über die Erinnerungs- und Zitatenkultur im Pop der Gegenwart. Er kommt zum nicht ganz überraschenden Schluss: In der Pop-Kultur gibt es ein Übermass an Geschichte.
  • Fabio Napoletano
    Die amerikanische Gruppe Dengue Fever mit der Khmer-Sängerin Chhom Nimol begeben sich auf eine Tour durch Kambodscha. Für die US-Musiker eine Odyssee in eine unbekannte Welt, für die Sängerin eine Heimkehr in ein verändertes Land.
  • Christoph Fellmann
    Heutige Bands orientieren sich gerne an den harmonischen Klängen aus den goldenen Epochen des Pop. Ein paar Beispiele.