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On 3 December 2017, over 100 people gathered at the Goethe-Institut in Colombo, Sri Lanka to bear witness to a distinctive, idiosyncratic performance: Sub_Sequence where 5 individuals performed a live, collaborative audio-visual set. …
boxout.fm may have launched under a year ago, but it feels like India’s first-ever independent
online community radio station has been around for much longer. Through various initiatives
(boxoutwednesdays, boxoutsessions, theplug.news) outside of the radio station, they’re
challenging the idea of what they truly are and can be; this could not be truer with their boundary-pushing initiative ‘Boxout in Transit’.
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The sixth Berlin based Border Movement residency saw New Delhi based producer and DJ Sanil Sudan aka FILM get selected to spend 2 months in Berlin…
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“I was supposed to stay longer, but I was told by the German Embassy before I went to extend my visa that I shouldn’t bother because they’d spoken to “someone who would know” and they almost definitely weren’t going to extend my stay.” …
The fifth Berlin based Border Movement residency saw Mumbai based producer and artist Sanaya Ardeshir aka Sandunes get selected to spend 2 months in Berlin…
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In 2016 we launched a new residency initiative called BMR to create meaningful and relevant opportunities for music makers from South Asia and Germany. Over the course of 2016 and 2017 BMR invited 6 South Asian artists to Berlin for 2 months and have hosted 3 Berlin based artists in South Asian cities.
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Applications for Border Movement Residency (BMR) Berlin 2018 – a unique 2 month tailor made program for musicians from South Asia are now open.
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BMR is a program in partnership with Goethe-Institut, Wild City, Ableton and Musicboard Berlin offering unique tailor made residencies for South Asian and Berlin based artists. In 2017 BMR: Berlin sent Alien Panda Jury, FILM and Sandunes to Berlin while BMR: South Asia hosted residencies for 2 Berlin based artists in Tehran and Nepal/Sri Lanka/India.
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Its feet shuffled in the desert sands. There were bells around its hooves. When dawn broke, we caught a glimpse of its striking silhouette against the hills. An old man steered his camel cart towards unpaved muddy roads. In shifting sands, they disappeared into clusters of nomadic settlements singing tunes of lore. …