5 October-3 November — Music
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Thomas Burkhalter is an anthropologist/ethnomusicologist, AV-artist, and writer from Bern (Switzerland). He is the founder and director of Norient, the Norient Space (Norient.com), and the founder and strategic director of the Norient Festival. He co-directed documentary films (e.g. “Contradict”, Berner Filmpreis 2020 + Al-Jazeera Witness) and AV/theatre/dance performances, is the author and co-editor of several books, teaches regularly at universities, and runs workshops for arts institutions. His experimental radio feature, «Gqom Edits – A Durban Visit», was nominated for Prix Europa in 2017. Currently, he is working on his new music project Melodies in My Head, and on the experimental podcast series’ Timezones and South Asian Sound Stories.