Thomas Burkhalter[CH]

Dr. Thomas Burkhalter is an ethnomusicologist, music journalist, and cultural producer from Switzerland. He is 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). He works as a researcher at the University of Basel and the University of Arts Bern, financed by the Swiss National Foundation (SNF). As the director of the Norient Musikfilm Festival, a documentary filmmaker and an audio-visual performer, he places emphasis on trans-disciplinary approaches between theory and practice.

Seismographic Sounds. Visions of a New World

Kunstquartier Studio 1, Sat 30.01.2016, 13:30

AV-lecture by Thomas Burkhalter

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

Radio Art Today: "Thunderstruck/War"– A Selected Listen

Kunstquartier Projektraum, Wed 03.02.2016, 14:00

Radio art piece by Bernard Clarke. Host: Thomas Burkhalter

Active-Sound Practices in Palestine and Israel

Kunstquartier Studio 1, Fri 05.02.2016, 15:00

A/V-lecture by Meira Asher. Host: Thomas Burkhalter.

Ghana is the Future

Kunstquartier Studio 1, Fri 05.02.2016, 18:30

Films by FOKN Bois and Peter Guyer & Thomas Burkhalter, followed by talk with the directors.