Talk

• 05​ 06​ 2015 •
Raed Yassin & Thomas Burkhalter The Politics of Sound in Beirut

19:00
Venue: Academyspace, Herwarthstraße 3, 50672 Cologne

How does art respond to times of political turmoil and war? Artists have different ways of dealing with this question. For some, conditions of conflict lead directly to activism and intervention, be it with artistic or non-artistic means. For others, on the contrary, the point is to concentrate on nothing but art. The musical ethnologist, journalist and founder of the global music platform Norient.com Thomas Burkhalter will discuss this tense relation with Raed Yassin, exploring his multi-facetted practices and experiences in the Lebanese context of war, political crisis and uncertain futures.

In English