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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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  2. […] an zahlreichen Ausstellungen und Festivals im Nahen Osten, Europa und den USA präsentiert. [24] Tarek Atoui schliesslich arbeitet zwischen Live-Elektronik und Computermusik. Er kreiert auf seinem Laptop […]

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  4. […] with Beirut’s avant-garde musical community that counts names like neo-futurist composerTarek Attoui and trumpeter Mazen Kerbaj among its ilk. On the album, Munma demonstrates his uncanny […]

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  6. […] states that he is just a free improviser. He and others enjoy negotiating between different roles. Tarek Atoui too knows that war is a good-selling argument. “Let’s take advantage,” he says and laughs. […]

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