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Michael Spahr (VJ Rhaps) is an artist, filmmaker and radiojournalist. He works for norient.com as web editor, as co-director of the Norient Musikfilm Festival and contributes with his video art to the audio-visual scientific media performance series Sonic Traces.
He studied history in Bern and Amsterdam (MA 1998). Afterwards he started working for video production companies and TV stations. Since 2003 he is a freelance film director and media artist. Since 2010 he also works for the community radio station Radio Bern RaBe. At the moment he is the editor-in-chief of the news show RaBe-Info.
In his artistic work he creates video collages by manipulating and animating photos and calligraphy. His work is often interdisciplinary, interactive and is performed in real-time. He produces audio-visual live shows and interactive backdrops for concerts, theatre plays and art performances. His video art is shown in galleries all over the world.
He lives and works in Bern (Switzerland).
Website: www.rhaps.com

Thomas Burkhalter, an ethnomusicologist, music journalist, and cultural producer from Bern (Switzerland), is the founder and editor-in-chief of Norient – Network for Local and Global Sounds and Media Culture. He published the book Local Music Scenes and Globalization: Transnational Platforms in Beirut with Routledge (2013) and co-edited the book The Arab Avant-Garde: Music, Politics, Modernity with Kay Dickinson and Benjamin J. Harbert with Wesleyan University Press (November 2013). As an academic, journalist (radio, print, and online in Switzerland and Germany), organizer of the Norient Musikfilm Festival, artist (e.g. audio-visual performance “Sonic Traces: From Switzerland”), documentary filmmaker (Sound Translations), he places great emphasis on transdisciplinary approaches between theory and practice.

Simon Grab is a musician and producer from Zurich.
Website: ganzerplatz.ch

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