Norient co-curate the DISKURS @ CTM Festival 2016

The Discourse Programme

Within the DISKURS programme of the CTM Festival, Norient was kindly invited to curate half of the discourse programme out of their worldwide network and invites to experience the key questions of «Seismographic Sounds» project from different perspectives. In different formats such as video clip sessions, panel debates and a music films, international guests discuss about ethical boarders in working with local sounds, Postcolonialism and new strategies of researching music today. Norient understands the curated discourse programme as the live-element as part of the exhibition and book „Seismographic Sounds – Visions of a New World“ and links it to the motto of CTM festival 2016 „New Geographies“.




With contributions from: Adam Harper, Alya Sebti, Anna Raimondo, Alessandro Bosetti, Bernard Clarke, C-Drik, Candé Sanchez Olmos, Chris Saunders, Christopher Kirkley, Deena Abdelwahed, Fis & Rob Thorne, Florian Sievers, Fokn Bois, Jenny Fatou Mbaye, Johannes Ismaiel Wendt, Julia Gerlach, Lucia Udvardyova, Marcus Gammel, Meira Asher, Nkisi, Paul Marmota, Sarah Abunama-Elgadi, Sebastian Klotz, Theresa Beyer, Theo Eshetu, Thomas Burkhalter, Wendy Hsu, Younes Baba-Ali & others

Norient @ CTM Berlin 2016

Seismographic Sounds – the Exhibiton


The Norient exhibition «Seismographic Sounds – Visions of a New World» shows and discusses contemporary video clips, tracks and Sound Art from around the globe. The exhibition travels next to CTM Berlin - February 2016, and is then hosted by museums and festivals in Germany, Switzerland and the UK. «Seismographic Sounds» is a multi-authored exhibition about new diversity brought forth by digital cultures. It is closely linked to the new Norient book «Seismographic Sounds».



Seismographic Sounds @ CTM Berlin 2016

Vernissage: 29.01.2016, 19h

The Exhibition is running from 30th .january – 20th march 2016, 11h-20h, incl. discourse programm within CTM Festival 11h-22h (29th january -7th february 2016)


Curated by Norient with a contribution from CTM

including works by Pedro Reyes, Tianzhuo Chen, Svetlana Maraš, Raed Yassin, Urs Hofer, Hands on Sound and 250 further contributors
Presented within CTM 2016 – New Geographies

@ Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin Kreuzberg


«Seismographic Sounds – Visions of a New World» is a multi-authored exhibition curated by the international, Switzerland-based network Norient - Network for Local and Global Sounds and Media Culture. 250 artists, musicians, academics and bloggers from Bolivia, Pakistan, Nigeria, Switzerland and 50 other countries introduce to distinct music, sounds, sound art and music videos. Produced in oftentimes small studios from Jakarta to La Paz, Cape Town to Helsinki, these works experiment with the 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.

Monika Werkstatt

Leben und Arbeiten, mitmischen und einmischen und geniessen und lernen.
Popkultur nachvollziehbar und erlebbar machen, Teil werden, nicht nur Produkt sein. Im Fokus ist die Arbeit der Künstlerinnen sowie Interaktion mit dem Publikum. Der Raum für Entwicklung wird thematisiert, aber auch Hits und Spass sind dabei.
Gespräche über die Musik und dann die Musik – live!
Sinnstiftende Unterhaltung aus Berlin.

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06.11. Zürich @ Les Belles de Nuit
mit Islaja, Sonae, Gudrun Gut
06.12. Berlin @ Roter Salon
mit Islaja, Sonae, Danielle de Picciotto, Gudrun Gut
09.12. Leipzig @ Institut für Zukunft
mit Islaja, Sonae, Danielle de Picciotto, Gudrun Gut
17.12. Hamburg Tbc
mit Islaja, Sonae, Danielle de Picciotto

Barbara Morgenstern


VIDEO: Barbara Morgenstern und Justus Köhncke - Übermorgen

Barbara Morgenstern - Doppelstern LP feat.
T.Raumschmiere, Hauschka, Gudrun Gut, Justus Köhncke,
Corey Dargel, Julia Kent, Lucrecia Dalt, Coppé, Tonia Reeh, Richard Davis, Jacaszek
Doppelstern LP (Monika Enterprise)
25th september 2015

RECORD RELEASE PARTY am 11.10. sind im Roten Salon live dabei: Coppé (live set), Gudrun Gut, T.Raumschmiere, Lucrecia Dalt, Tonia Reeh und Richard Davis
Tickets kosten 15,- Euro.   



RELEASE: JPattersson - Progadub (Acker)

It‘s Dub, but reverberating far beyond the genre‘s borders. It has a summer Reggae vibe, but doesn‘t sound like just another chapter of that good, old story. It‘s perfidiously dope, but at the same time extremely danceable. It has clever lyrics, but it‘s all about the sound. It‘s what JPattersson describes as PROGaDUB – because he‘s not from Jamaica, he‘s from East Germany. Inspired by heavyweight bass lines, bicycle rides and Caribbean riddims, by chocolate, vintage groovebox sounds and the carefree ruckus of kids playing on the street, the young talent delivers an album that is chiefly progressive and diverse.

EVENT: Africa Music Convention

Video: Dj Raph (Nairobi/Kenia)

Music: Gebrüder Teichmann (DE)

Berlin Music Week/ First We Take Berlin

4 + 5 September 2014 @ Astra Kulturhaus + Badehaus Szimpla

As part of the SOUND! showcase festival “First We Take Berlin”, the the German African Partnership e.V. presents the Africa Music Convention with two club concerts and present the results of unique cooperative efforts between German and Africa artists – with the music styles ranging from hip-hop to electro. The following artists will guarantee two evenings of best music entertainment: Guy One & The Polyversal Souls (Ghana & Germany), Puppetmastaz & Biko MC (Germany & Zimbabwe), Suff Daddy & Nash (Germany & Ivory Coast), Tlale Makhene & Burnt Friedmann (South Africa & Germany), die Gebrüder Teichmann & Psychotek Tonic (Germany & Zimbabwe), DJ Raph  & Carmel Zoum (Kenia & Republik Kongo/Berlin).