Seismographic Sounds: Visions of a New World, edited by Theresa Beyer, Thomas Burkhalter, Hannes Liechti, Bern: Norient Books, 2015; ISBN: 978-3-9524496-0-8. 504 pp., paperback.
The second Norient book, Seismographic Sounds: Visions of a New World, introduces you to a contemporary world of distinct music, sounds and music videos. Niche Music from Johannesburg to Helsinki, Jakarta to Los Angeles that speaks of a changing geography of multi-layered modernities, far beyond old ideas of North versus South, West versus East. Edited by Theresa Beyer, Thomas Burkhalter and Hannes Liechti.
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, interviews, quotations, photographs and lyrics.
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