Seismographic Sounds: Visions of a New World


Seismographic Sounds – Visions of a New World introduces you to a contemporary world of distinct music, sounds and music videos. 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, quotations, photographs and lyrics. Theresa Bayer, Thomas Burkhalter, Hannes Liechti (editors)

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We’re very happy to have some copies of Seismographic Sounds in stock. This book, published by Norient, is absolutely essential for anyone interested in contemporary global culture, especially when wanting to look at the search for identities and maverick musical practices in marginalised communities around the world. Though the book covers the entire world – it is a sizeable tome after all of 504 pages (and weighs 1.4kg!) – it has some fascinating articles on Ana Tijoux, Bolivian punk, Brazilian funk, reggaeton, exotica, Los Tigres del Norte and so much more which should make it a great book for all you Latin American nuts out there too.

Seismographic Sounds is published by Norient. You can read more about the book at

Additional information

Weight 1.2 g
Dimensions 24 × 16.5 × 4 cm