Call For Applications: Border Movement Residency Berlin 2017


Applications for Border Movement Residency (BMR) Berlin 2017 – a unique all expenses paid 2 month tailor made program for musicians from South Asia are now open.


NEWS - 18. January 2017   CITY - Berlin Project - Border Movement Residency

Call For Applications: Border Movement Residency South Asia 2017

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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. 2016 saw the launch of BMR with residencies for KʌLʌ, Dinelka and Ghazaleh E in Berlin and 2 Berlin based artists in Tehran and India.


NEWS - 16. January 2017   CITY - Berlin Project - Border Movement Residency

Music In Colour: The Story Of Magnetic Fields’ Visual Journey

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There are moments when Magnetic Fields feels less like a festival and more like a story — a desert mystery shyly unveiling herself to an intrepid explorer.


NEWS - 12. January 2017  

Kuala Lumpar: Club Berlin – An Exhibition On Electronic Music & Photography

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From 13 January – 9 February 2017 Goethe-Institut Malaysia and Detour Asia are presenting ‘Club Berlin’. Curated by Heiko Hoffmann and Alfons Hug, Club Berlin brings the impulses of Berlin techno to 2 Hang Kasturi, transforming it into a temple of electronic music and photography.


NEWS - 10. January 2017  

Border Movement Returns To Magnetic Fields Festival For The Fourth Year

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The fourth consecutive collaboration between Border Movement and Magnetic Fields Festival continues this weekend with the return of the Border Movement Visual Lab.


NEWS - 08. December 2016  

Reflections: BMR #3 With Ghazaleh E


Earlier this year we were proud to announce the launch of a new residency initiative: BMR. Over the course of 2016 – BMR invited 3 South Asian artists to Berlin for 2 months and is currently in the process of hosting Berlin based Turkish artist Nene Hatun as part of a bespoke residency program in India.


NEWS - 05. December 2016  

“It’s a dictatorship, and creativity is the dictator” – Ish Shehrawat On Sound Reasons Festival


Who is Ish Shehrawat?

When asked a simple question – “how did the Sound Reasons record label and festival first come about?” – he offers no straight answers.


NEWS - 24. November 2016   ARTIST - diFfuSed beats

City Profile: Ahmedabad

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Uddipan Sarmah is the frontman of Aswekeepsearching, a post-rock outfit from Ahmedabad and one of the few acts from the city to have broken out from the scene there. The band released their second album ‘Khwaab’ in October last year to much acclaim and followed this with a 5 date tour around Russia. Sarmah is also one-half of the brains behind popular indie series 2Stroke Tour, where he organises national tours for multiple bands.


NEWS - 11. November 2016   ARTIST - aswekeepsearching

What’s Holding Back Live Music In Kolkata?

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In a country as populated as India, a niche is quantifiably a mass – and if you’re not reaching out to them, you’re missing out. Especially as an artist. Tall claims to make, but fair to apply when it comes to the context of our little alternative music scene here. While certain places around the country are bubbling, some which held promise earlier, are slow to pick up the pace. One such example is my hometown, Kolkata.


NEWS - 03. November 2016   CITY - Kolkata

From Classical Piano To Experimental Techno: How Nene Hatun Discovered Electronic Music


Earlier this year, we were proud to announce the launch of a new residency initiative: BMR. Over the course of 2016 – BMR hosted 3 South Asian artists in Berlin for 2 months, and will see Berlin-based artist Nene Hatun take part in a bespoke residency program in India.


NEWS - 01. November 2016   CITY - Berlin ARTIST - Nene Hatun Project - Border Movement Residency

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