Christopher Kirkley[US]

Christopher Kirkley is a music collector and archivist focused on the Sahel of West Africa. His work documents popular musics and cultural phenomena of local tradition with transglobal influence. Via filmmaking, field recordings, interviews, photography, mp3 archiving and cellphone data collection, the project is an experiment in cross-cultural communication. Kirkley releases records under the label Sahel Sounds in conjunction with artists across six countries.

From Roots to Routes – How To Research, Document and Mediate Music Today

Kunstquartier Studio 1, Tue 02.02.2016, 15:00

Wendy Hsu, Christopher Kirkley, Sarah Abunama-Elgadi, Thomas Burkhalter. Host: Florian Sievers

Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai

Kunstquartier Studio 1, Wed 03.02.2016, 16:00

Film by Christopher Kirkley, followed by a talk with the director. Host: Theresa Beyer