Musicians, sound artists and composers from Beijing, Mumbai, Beirut to Sao Paulo, from Istanbul, Belgrade, Lagos to Johannesburg create music and soundscapes that reflect the effects of localisation and globalisation processes on various levels. We hear new representations beyond exotic East-West-Formulas, we hear the noise of World Politics, Propaganda and War in challenging settings. A sonic lecture with artists who work towards new definitions of what is local and global music – main focus: The Middle East.
Sounds by Artists and Composers from the Edges of this World. Main focus: Middle East (with Asmahan, Kamilya Jubran, Mahmoud Refat, Mazen Kerbaj, Raed Yassin, Mahmoud Turkmani, The Lebanese National Oriental Orchestra, Tarek Atoui, Propaganda Musik from various Parties, and much more)
Speech and Sounds: Thomas Burkhalter (Switzerland)
Image: Michael Pfister / Michael Spahr (Switzerland)
About Sonic Traces
Norient «Sonic Traces» performances translate the research on localized and globalized music into audio-visual performances. Focusing mainly on urban and experimental music in Africa, Asia and Latin-America these performances are created in collaboration with local sound artists, musicians, media activists, photographers, scholars and other people working in the field of music, sound and noise. The outcomes are presented as one or a series of live performance(s), sometimes also radio emissions, or a CD or MP3 release.