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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 “Des Teufels Amboss”

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  2. […] (Paul Bowles, Alan Hovhaness, Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, etc) und viele psychedelische Rockmusiker waren fasziniert von literarischen und musikalischen Visionen von Fernost-Asien, Nord Afrika und […]

  3. […] – wie die zwei LPs „Waking Up Scheherazade“ zeigen (höre dazu diesen Podcast auf norient.com). Darauf haben sich die harten Töne rasant verbreitet. In den neunziger Jahren aber wurden Bands […]

  4. Spitzen Sendung, Danke!!!

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