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Dr. Thomas Burkhalter is an ethnomusicologist, music journalist, and cultural producer from Switzerland. The founder and director of Norient, he published the book Local Music Scenes and Globalization: Transnational Platforms in Beirut (Routledge) and co-edited The Arab Avant-Garde: Music, Politics, Modernity (Wesleyan University Press), Seismographic Sounds – Visions of a New World (Norient) and Out of the Absurdity of Life – Globale Musik (Norient/Traversion). He works as a researcher and project leader at the University of Basel and the University of Arts Bern (HKB), financed by the Swiss National Foundation (SNF). As the director of the Norient Musikfilm Festival, a documentary filmmaker and audio-visual performer, he places emphasis on transdisciplinary approaches between theory and practice.

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4 responses to “Grime Instrumentals and War Dubs”

  1. […] – Meira Asher, Noise and Radio Art from Israel – Interview with producer Footsie: Grime Instrumentals and War Dubs – Two article on Memory and War in Bern (in German): Here, and here. […]

  2. […] Grime tracks from the UK keep reaching us: noisy, harsh, power- and playful instrumentals and war dubs. London based producer Footsie tells us why Grime is on its way back. An overview.  […]

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  4. […] Grimenation (2015) begins to explain that from 2013 onwards producers started to create what they called “instrumental grime” and they battled in so-called “war dubs”, as producer Footsie explains in this interview. […]