The first book of the online-network Norient discusses contemporary movements and trends within globalised music scenes in Europe, Africa, Latin-America, Asia and the US. In Out of the Absurdity of Life – Globale Musik, journalists, scientists, artists and photographers question protest and provocation within the US, Ghana and England. They dive into the shrill party worlds of São Paulo, trace the reinvention of Syrian synthesizer-pop and discuss the provocation potential of Latin-American copulation dance-moves. Journalistic and scientific. Part of the book is in German, part in English. Order via our Shops on Bandcamp or BigCartel or via Traversion. Deutsche Version hier.
«The Norient book has a good chance to take its place in the history of popular music research and ethnomusicology.»
Susanne Binas-Preisendörfer, professor for music and media at Oldenburg University and president of the German speaking branch of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music.