Norient is an audio-visual gallery and a community for the sound of the world: for music journalism + music research. Check:

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The Norient Space «The Now in Sound» tells new stories about the world through audio-visual exhibitions, academic and journalistic articles, podcasts, photography, video, film, experimental formats, curated collections, specials and the Norient Sound Series. It is an online magazine for the future, a meta platform to support other thinkers, artists, journals, and media, and a researcher’s space for ethnographic data and bachelor, master’s and PhD theses. Topics range from electronic music in South Africa, rap in Pakistan, punk in Bolivia, free improvisation in Lebanon, Neue Musik to field recordings from landscapes, villages and cities, to reflections of diverse topics like the universality of music, noise-cancelling headphones, exoticism, or post-colonialism.

Norient Place includes the biannual Norient Film Festival NFF and its satellites, lectures, performances, or concerts, curated and co-curated with the community of practice. Norient worked with: e.g. ZKM Karlsruhe, Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin, CTM Festival Berlin, Schauspielhaus Zürich, Keleketla! Library Johannesburg, 100Copies Music Space Cairo, Rough Trade East London, Rewire Festival The Hague, Base Milano, H3K Basel, Wiener Festwochen, Zentrum Paul Klee Bern, Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin, Frankfurter Buchmesse, Theaterspektakel Zürich, EPFL Lausanne, Bad Bonn Kilbi Düdingen, Castelgrande Bellinzona, Klang – Moor – Schopfe Gais.

The Norient Shop offers publications and releases. And the planned Norient Lab experiments with new formats and practices on how to perform music and sound research in the future.


participating in

  • WOMEX, Digital Edition, feat. Budapest Ritmo


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