Book: Seismographic Sounds – Visions of a New World (Norient 015)

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Editors: Theresa Beyer, Thomas Burkhalter, Hannes Liechti
[Norient 015]
Publisher: Norient Books
Year: 2015 (CH) / 2016 (World)
Pages: 504
Edition: 1
ISBN: 978-3-9524496-0-8
Languages: English (75%), German (24%), French, Italian (1%)

Scholars, journalists, bloggers and musicians from Bolivia, Pakistan, Nigeria, Switzerland and forty-six other countries discuss artistic expressions that may not make big headlines yet, but anticipate major changes to come. Produced in oftentimes small studios from Jakarta to La Paz, Cape Town to Helsinki, these works experiment with the new possibilities of the Internet age and illuminate new spaces beyond the confines of commercialism, propaganda, and bigotry. They foresee a changing geography of multi-layered modernities, far beyond old ideas of North versus South, West versus East. Discover this through a collage of articles, quotations, photographs and lyrics.

Topics: music and money, music an loneliness, music and war, exotica, gender, sampling-culture, post-digital pop

Examples: Punk in Bolivia and Indonesia, Electronic Music in Egypt, Underground Pop from South Africa and Nigeria, Rap in Pakistan, Serbia, Chile and Ghana, Noise Music from Israel, Seapunk and Vaporwave from the US, Post Digital Pop from the UK, Neuer Konzeptualismus, and much more.

Articles by: Aisha Deme, Jenny Mbaye, Wayne Marshall, Cande Sánchez Olmos, John Hutnyk, Thomas Burkhalter, Andy Bennett, Theresa Beyer, Sandeep Bhagwati, Hillegonda V. Rietveld, Ali Haider Habib, Arie Amaya-Akkermans, Martin Daughtry, Hannes Liechti, Derek Walmsley, Elijah Wald, C-drík Fermont, FrankJavCee, Florian Sievers, Percy Mabandu, Louise Gray, Nabeel Zuberi, Kimberly DaCosta Holton, Julio Mendívil, Oliver Seibt, Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah, Emma Dabiri, Jonathan Fischer, B Camminga, Sonja Eismann, Michael Rebhahn, Eduardo Navas, Adam Harper, and many more.

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«This is a remarkable book. It is brilliantly messy, complex and compelling, just like the diversity of global musical life it celebrates and interrogates in fact.»

Tony Herrington, Editor-in-Chief & Publisher, The Wire

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Norient searches for new music, sounds and noises from around the planet. We discuss current issues critically, from different perspectives, close to musicians and their networks. Through the Norient Online Magazine, the Norient Musikfilm Festival, performances, books, documentary films, traveling exhibitions and radio programs we hope to orient and disorient readers, listeners and spectators. ... more

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