Reflections: BMR Berlin #4 With Alien Panda Jury

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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NEWS - 02. February 2018   ARTIST - Alien Panda Jury Project - Border Movement Residency

Call For Applications: Border Movement Residency Berlin 2018

Image credit: Daniel Arthur Panjwaneey

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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NEWS - 01. February 2018   Project - Border Movement Residency

Call For Applications: Border Movement Residency South Asia 2018

Image Credit: Andreas Spechtl

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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NEWS - 30. January 2018   CITY - Berlin

Magnetic Fields Festival: A Three-Day Ode To Artistic Expression, Music & Human Spirit

Image credit: Piyush Goswami

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.

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NEWS - 25. January 2018   CITY - New Delhi

Andreas Spechtl: The Outsider Looking In

Image credit: Jenny Schäfer

‘Thinking About Tomorrow, And How To Build It’ is the story of the outsider. Forming the heart of this new release, by Andreas Spechtl, is Tehran. Spechtl places the city at the centre of the 10-song record, exploring questions of fear and uncertainty, of a new tomorrow. “In all places, at all times,” he sings, “the future will collide.”

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NEWS - 24. December 2017  

Magnetic Fields Festival 2017: A Curation Of Sensorial Delight

Image credit: Aastha Johri

His Kamaycha was a family heirloom. In a trail of dust, the troubadour drew his bow across the strings. His feet swayed to the rhythms of the khartal. His patrons were different. So, were their Gods. But music transcends such differences.

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NEWS - 12. December 2017  

Photo Diary: Sine Valley Festival 2017

1. Collab Week: Sine Valley ladies – Natasha Noorani, Marta Del Grandi and Flekke (Photo: Rishi Jha)

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NEWS - 07. December 2017   ARTIST - Alien Panda Jury

“Things Are Just Going To Get Weirder”: FILM Talks To Border Movement About His Residency In Berlin

“It’s, probably, the most life-changing thing I’ve ever done,” Sanil Sudan tells me over the phone. He’s been back in New Delhi a week after spending the last 2 months in Berlin as part of the Border Movement Residency program.

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NEWS - 06. December 2017  

Independent Record Labels In South Asia

Image courtesy: Consolidate

Independent record labels and DIY culture have made it possible for many artists across the globe to get their music to a wide section of listeners. While it may not necessarily be a profit making venture at first, there is something hugely rewarding and futuristic about the ability to nurture fresh talent without jeopordising creative freedom; a huge contrast to the former model where big record labels called the shots. There are a number of small and active record labels all over South Asia who are supporting artists and consistently releasing good music. We compiled a list of labels based in South Asia that reflect the beauty of a DIY approach.

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NEWS - 04. December 2017  

She’s Drunk & The Art Of The Accident

She's-Drunk-Press-Shot-2017Image courtesy of the artist

David Monnin talks slowly, deliberately, almost in a drawl. Like he’s carefully choosing the exact words he’s looking for from a compendium of letters. It could also, perhaps, be a result of him getting a grand total of four hours of sleep in the last two days.

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NEWS - 10. November 2017   CITY - Berlin Project - Border Movement Residency


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