Placeless and Free?

On the Political Ambivalence of Intercultural Music

Thomas Burkhalter im Gespräch mit Boris Previšić
Since 2005 the flautist, literary scholar and cultural expert Boris Previšić, a Zürich native, has together with Matthias Arter been organizing composition competitions in southern Europe and the Caucasus through the organisation pre-art that they founded in 2001. In this conversation with Thomas Burkhalter, Previšić discusses the challenges of intercultural exchange projects and the ideological, political and music-historical position(s) of (new) music in southern Europe and the Caucasus. Their conversation also examines the question of how far experiences of the Arab world, where the ethnomusicologist and music journalist Thomas Burkhalter has engaged in research, can prove useful in a southern European context.

by moxi