Out of the Absurdity of Life

New book
Out of the Absurdity of Life – Globale Musik
Thomas Burkhalter and Theresa Beyer


The first book of norient (network for local and global sounds and media culture – www.norient.com), edited by Thomas Burkhalter and Theresa Beyer, discusses contemporary movements and trends within globalised music scenes in Europe, Africa, Latin-America, Asia and the US. In Out of the Absurdity of Life – Globale Musik, journalists, scientists, artists and photographers question protest and provocation within the USA, Ghana and England. They dive into the shrill party worlds of São Paulo, trace the reinvention of Syrian synthesizer-pop and discuss the provocation potential of Latin-American copulation dance-moves. Journalistic and scientific, part of the book is in German, part in English.

With articles, photography and cover-art by Wayne Marshall, Julio Mendivil, Shayna Silverstein, Jeremy Wallach, Portia Seddon, Thomas Burkhalter, Olaf Karnik, Moses Iten, Theresa Beyer, Tanya Traboulsi, Aubrey Edwards, Stefan Franzen and many others.

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