Not Your World Music: Noise in South East Asia – Book Presentation

Saturday 22.08.20, 19:00 Uhr, at the Hard Wax Hinterhof

Talk with : Cobi van Tonder (South Africa), Eric Wong (Hong Kong), Cedrik Fermont (Belgium/Congo)
A discussion panel:
Outside of the Western world, a whole world of electronic, electroacoustic, improvised and experimental music often remains unknown outside the so-called global South :Asia, Africa and some point Latin America.
This talk will be a short introduction to some rich and vibrant scenes that are far beyond the “world music” clichés.
Cobi van Tonder is a South African practice-led researcher, sound artist and composer based in Berlin. Her experimental works explore expanded ways of listening and the reduction of phenomena in order to expose human sensuality. Her works exist as drone music with unique microtonal tuning systems, nature field recordings, algorithmic composition, multi-channel spatial audio and inter-media projects.
telepathicbeing.bandcamp.comEric Wong – Born 1981 in Minneapolis, grew up in Hong Kong, studied psychology at the University of Minnesota, and subsequently audio production and engineering at the Institute of Production and Recording. He is a composer and sound artist, as well as a guitarist and computer musician. His main focus lies on sound textures, the perception of sound and spatial experience.
Currently based Berlin, he has performed in Germany, Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Macau, USA, Taiwan, China, Poland, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Norway, Denmark, and France.
In 2016 he co-curated and performed in UNSTUMM HONG KONG, a cross media improvisation performance with musicians and visual artists from Germany and Hong Kong.

Cedrik Fermont aka Kirdec is a composer, musician, mastering engineer, author, independent researcher and curator who operates in the field of noise, electronic and experimental music since 1989, born in Zaire (DR Congo), he grew up in Belgium where he studied electroacoustic music, he is based in Berlin since 2010. He runs the label and platform Syrphe dedicated to electronic, experimental and noise music from Asia and Africa, and is a radio host at Radio Staalplaat88vier/Colaboradio and He is member of bands such as AxiomeTasjiil Moujahed and many more
He co-wrote with Dimitri della Faille Not Your World Music: Noise In South East Asia, winner of the 2017 “Golden Nica” Prix Ars Electronica in the “Digital Musics & Sound Art” category in 2017.

About the book “Not Your World Music: Noise in South East Asia” by Cedrik Fermont & Dimitri Della Faille:

We will gather in the Hard Wax back courtyard, where there is ample space for social distancing.