January 12-15, 2017
Bern
: Kino in der Reitschule, Frauenraum, Rössli Bar
Lausanne: Le Bourg
St. Gallen: Palace

For four days, the art and music space Reitschule in Bern turned into a center of the world: The 8th Norient Musikfilm Festival was an aesthetic journey through the politics of the body, mind and soul. Read our festival review on Norient.com in words, pictures and tweets by editor Philipp Rhensius.

 Download festival poster 2018 Art Design: Chino Amobi (USA) & Annegreth Schärli (Switzerland)

Download festival poster 2018
Art Design: Chino Amobi (USA) & Annegreth Schärli (Switzerland)

Films
Background Articles on Norient.com

A Story of Sahel Sounds (Neopan Kollektiv, GER/NIG/USA 2016, 82’) ** | Article (German)
Bonfire and Stars (Sasha Voronov 2016, RUS, 57’) | Article (German)
Cooltúra (Miro Remo 2016, SVK, 67’) ***
Hot Sugar’s Cold World (Adam Bhala Lough 2015, USA, 87’) *
Inside the Mind of Favela Funk (Fleur Beemster & Elise Roodenburg 2015, NED, 68’) * | Article (German)
Lo Sound Desert (Jörg Steineck, USA 2015, 94’) * | Article (German)
Los Punks: We Are All We Have (Angela Boatwright 2016, USA, 79’) * | Article (German)
Songs of Redemption (Amanda Sans & Miquel Galofré 2013, JAM/ESP, 79’) * | Article
Tunisia Clash (Hind Meddeb 2015, TUN, 65’) * | Article

* Swiss Premiere | ** European Premiere | *** World Premiere

Live

Dis Fig (USA/GER)
Dissent Dawn (SUI)
Dope Saint Jude (RSA) | Article
Elektrobopacek (SUI)
Jean-Claude (SUI)
J.G. Biberkopf: Ecosystems of Excess (LTU/GER) | Article

Microscope Underground Bazar Vol. 2
Sub Fm, bons vivants, Midilux, Tiefgang, Hot Jam, Stride, Brain & Device, re:st, Everest, Dub Topia

Specials

Eastern Europe Special – Video Clips Presented by Easterndaze | Article
In the Circle: Footwork in Chicago. Short Films by and with Wills Glasspiegel
Seismographic Sounds – the Norient Exhibition | Download Flyer

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Guests

Tobias Adam, Fleur Beemster, Wills Glasspiegel, Florian Kläger, Hind Meddeb, Markus Milcke, Miro Remo, Amanda Sans, Ward Trommelen, Lucia Udvardyová

Crew

Artistic Director: Thomas Burkhalter | Artistic Collaboration: Urs Rihs, Patric Schatzmann, Anna Trechsel | Production Bern: Thomas Burkhalter, Manuela Barone, Theresa Beyer, Hannes Liechti, Regina Liechti, Urslé von Mathilde, Sandro Pischedda | Production St. Gallen: Damian Hohl | Production Lausanne: Dimitri Meier | Web: Sandra Passaro, Hannes Liechti, Philipp Rhensius | Art Design: Chino Amobi, Annegreth Schärli | Technics: Basil Oberli | Documentation: Karin Scheidegger, Philipp Rhensius | Trailer: Valentin Mettler

Media Coverage

Berner Kulturagenda BKA | Berner Zeitung BZ | Der Bund | Easterndaze | Globalsounds.info | Jazzthing & blue Rhythm | KulturStattBern | Le Courier | Orange Peel | Popletter Listen Up! | Radio SRF 1 Regionaljournal BE FR VS | Radio SRF 2 Kultur Kompakt, Jazz und World Aktuell | Radio SRF 3 World Music Special | Ron Orp Bern | Saiten | The Wire | WDR Funkhaus Europa

Die Kontinuität, mit der die Festivalmacher seit Jahren Musikszenen dieser Welt abbilden, ermöglicht es dem Publikum auch, Entwicklungen mitzuverfolgen. Dabei interessieren nicht nur exotische Nischen, sondern auch Biotope an den Rändern des westlichen Mainstream.
— Tina Uhlmann, Berner Zeitung BZ

Impressions 8th NMFF 2017

Photos by picturemaker, © Karin Scheidegger


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