Norient launches the UK release of its new book Seismographic Sounds - Visions of a New World at Rough Trade East, London, on Monday April 25, 7pm. Video Clips, Discussions and Sounds around music making today: with Thomas Burkhalter (Norient), Louise Gray (The Wire), Martin Stokes ( King's College London), Derek Walmsley (The Wire), Nkisi (NON-Records), DJ Ritu (BBC). Join and spread the word! Share Facebook Event.
The second Norient book «Seismographic Sounds – Visions of a New World» (Norient Books) introduces readers to a contemporary world of distinct music, sounds and music videos. Scholars, journalists, bloggers and musicians from South Africa, Bolivia, Pakistan, Nigeria, Switzerland and forty-five other countries discuss artistic expressions that may not make big headlines yet, but anticipate major changes to come. Produced in oftentimes small studios from Jakarta to La Paz, Cape Town to Helsinki, these works experiment with the new possibilities of the Internet age and illuminate new spaces beyond the confines of commercialism, propaganda, and bigotry. They foresee a changing geography of multi-layered modernities, far beyond old ideas of North versus South, West versus East. Discover this through a collage of articles, interviews, quotations, photographs and lyrics.
«This is a remarkable book. It is brilliantly messy, complex and compelling, just like the diversity of global musical life it celebrates and interrogates in fact.» Tony Herrington, Editor-in-Chief & Publisher, The Wire
«Seismographic Sounds ist damit ein unverzichtbares Kompendium für kosmopolitische Liebhaber von Popmusik zwischen Lokalem und Globalem, Mainstream und Underground, Techno-Avantgarde und Folklore, Politik und Kommerz.» Jörg Scheller, Süddeutsche Zeitung
Program Rough Trade East, London
Monday April 25 2016, 7pm
7pm: A/V Introduction
by Thomas Burkhalter (Norient)
7.15pm: A/V Panel
with: Thomas Burkhalter (Moderation), Louise Gray (journalist, The Wire), Derek Walmsley (journalist, The Wire), Martin Stokes (scholar, King’s College), Nkisi (musician, NON-Records), DJ Ritu (DJ, radio presentor BBC / Soas Radio)
Non-Records versus DJ Ritu – DJ Battle
Playlist from Norient Book Lauch Cairo