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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), runs the research project «Global Niches – Music in a transnational World» at the Zurich University of the Arts. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of norient – Network for Local and Global Sounds and Media Culture. He produced and tours with the audio-visual performances «Sonic Traces: From the Arab World», «Sonic Traces: From Switzerland», co-curates the norient Musikfilm Festival), and co-directed the documentary film «Buy More Incense» (2002) about Indian and Pakistani musicians of second and third generation in the UK. His dissertation «Creating Sense out of Chaos: New Sounds from Beirut« researched empirically experimental and popular music in Lebanon (University of Bern and Oldenburg, 2009). His book «Local Music Scenes and Globalization: Transnational Platforms in Beirut» is going to be published by Routledge in 2013.
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