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Seismographic Sounds: Visions Of A New World edited by Theresa Beyer, Thomas Burkhalter and Hannes Liechti

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Seismographic Sounds: Visions Of A New World edited by Theresa Beyer, Thomas Burkhalter and Hannes Liechti

Published by Norient, 2015 (504pp; paperback)

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Scholars, journalists, bloggers and musicians from Bolivia, Pakistan, Nigeria, Switzerland and forty-six other countries discuss artistic expressions that may not make big headlines yet, but anticipate major changes to come. Produced in oftentimes small studios from Jakarta to La Paz, Cape Town to Helsinki, these works experiment with the new 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. Discover this through a collage of articles, interviews, quotations, photographs and lyrics.

Contributors include: Jenny Mbaye, Wanye Marshall, Louise Gray, Derek Walmsley and many more.

"This is a remarkable book. It is brilliantly messy, complex and compelling, just like the diversity of global musical life it celebrates and interrogates in fact." Tony Herrington, Editor-in-Chief & Publisher, The Wire