8. Norient Musikfilm Festival

Festival Poster & Programm Download

The 8. Norient Musikfilm Festival takes place between January 12 and 15 2017 at Kino in der Reitschule Bern, Palace St. Gallen and Le Bourg Lausanne. Highlights are 9 nominated documentaries, live acts Dope Saint Jude, J.G. Biberkopf, and Dis Fig, live presentations of short films and video clips by Wills Glasspiegel, and by Lucia Udvardyova from Easterndaze.net, and live acts and a bazar with underground music artists and labels from Bern.

The 8. Norient Musikfilm Festivals offers a rich program with documentaries, short films, video clips, concerts, dj-sets, a AV performance, and a bazar with underground music labels from Bern in Bern, St.Gallen and Lausanne between January 12 and 15 2017. The festival is linked with the Norient exhibition «Seismographic Sounds – Visions of a New World» that can be visited at Kornhausforum Bern between January 12 and February 15 – after its tour to Forum Schlossplatz Aarau, ZKM Karlsruhe, CTM-Festival Berlin, Castelgrande Bellinzona and Base Milano.

The 9 (of 160) nominated documentaries deal with rap in Tunisia, Reggae and Dancehall in the central prison of Kingston, Hispanic Punk in Los Angeles, Stoner Rock in the desert of California, Sexism in the Favela Funk of Rio, desert music of the label Sahel Sounds, and the two soundhunters Hot Sugar and Moe Pillar. Highlights are selected video clips and a nominated surprise documentary, presented by Lucia Udvardyova, founder of music blog Easterndaze. And short films around Afro-American Footwork dancing in Chicago, presented by filmmaker, photographer and journalist Wills Glasspiegel.

Norient is proud to present a new audio-visual performance by J.G Biberkopf, a concert by South African rapper Dope Saint Jude, and a dj-set by Dis Fig – all fast rising artists of today. Last but not least Norient – in close collaboration with Rössli Bar Bern – puts forward underground artists and labels from Bern, Switzerland: Ecstatic performer Jean-Claude, synthesizer fanatic Elektrobopacek - and the «Microscope Underground Bazar Vol.2», a meet and greet with local labels and artists.

Norient searches for new music, sounds and noises from around the planet. We discuss current issues critically, from different perspectives, close to musicians and their networks. Through the Norient Online Magazine, the Norient Musikfilm Festival, performances, books, documentary films, traveling exhibitions and radio programs we hope to orient and disorient readers, listeners and spectators. Find out about strong, fragile and challenging artistic positions in today’s fast moving, globalized, digitized and urbanized world. Enjoy, comment, share, skip and come back!