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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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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

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3 responses to “Jodler-Impressionen 2011”

  1. [...] Seit 1999 findet dieses Festival in Altdorf jedes zweite Jahr statt. Thomas Burhalter von norient war ziemlich oft mit dabei. Unter diesem Link finden sich seine Artikel, die er für die Neue Zürcher Zeitung, den Berner Bund und verschiedene schweizerische, deutsche und englische Medien in den letzten Jahren geschrieben und produziert hat. Quasi (s)eine Geschiche des Festivals – als Einstimmung auf die Festival Ausgabe 2011. Einen aktuellen Einblick in die Schweizer «Alpenmusik» bietet Theresa Beyer mit ihrem Bericht vom Tanz- und Folkfestival Rudolstadt. Wir sind auch gespannt, wie sich die Alpentöne akustisch und visuell unterscheiden vom diesjährigen Eidgenössischen Jodlerfest in Interlaken. [...]

  2. [...] Asoy, Bern > Joy Frempong, Berlin > Stini Arn, Bern > Imperial Tiger Orchestra, Genf > Eidgenössisches Jodelfest, Interlaken > Festival Alpentöne, Altdorf > Praed, Beirut/Bern > Da Cruz, Bern > Jonas [...]

  3. [...] Asoy, Bern > Joy Frempong, Berlin > Stini Arn, Bern > Imperial Tiger Orchestra, Genf > Eidgenössisches Jodelfest, Interlaken > Festival Alpentöne, Altdorf > Praed, Beirut/Bern > Da Cruz, Bern > Jonas [...]

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