Tag Archives: Sounds

Happy Birthday, Prophet!

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I went to the old Islamic Cairo yesterday, wanting to walk around a bit. Then, behind the Al-Azhar Mosque, I was lured by some far away singing, fell for it and thus followed it until I reached the El-Hussein Mosque. … Continue reading

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“The World is Not Fair” / Camel Sound Art in Berlin

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In January 2012, I was lucky enough to be invited to record on a camel farm in the oasis of Farafra: By some coincidence, the Dutch artist Willem de Rooij got to know about these recordings. At that time he … Continue reading

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D-CAF Festival 2012

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Ich habe im April das erste Downtown Contemporary Art Festival, D-CAF, im Stadtzentrum Kairos besucht und am 17.04.2012 im Radiofeuilleton von Deutschlandradio Kultur darüber berichtet. Hier der Gesprächsmitschnitt: A talk (in German, Deutschlandradio Kultur) about the D-CAF Festival 2012 in … Continue reading

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“Dina’s Hostel”

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Last time in Cairo, I stayed at Dina’s Hostel for a while and decided that Dina, the owner, should be interviewed. She is not only a hostel owner but also a feminist acivist. I have written a portrait for the … Continue reading

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Ägyptischer Hip Hop, ich grüße Dich! هيب هوب

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10 short bilingual hip hop pieces from Deeb. Als Projektleiterin der Mini-Hörspiele Wurfsendung hatte ich das Vergnügen, mit Deeb aus Kairo zu arbeiten. Mit ihm habe ich für Deutschlandradio Kultur 10 Kürzest-Hip-Hop-Stücke produziert. Deeb aus Kairo und Susius aus Berlin sprech-singen … Continue reading

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From the balconies – Kairo/Berlin vom Balkon

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In Kairo war ich am Karfreitag nachmittags in der koptischen Altstadt – jedoch ließ man mich nicht in den bereits stattfindenden Gottesdienst, um ein paar Aufnahmen zu machen. / On Good Friday I wasn’t allowed to attend the coptic mass … Continue reading

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The Politics of Sound – oder: Der Muezzin

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Two calls for prayer below – and a short essay about the politics of the muezzin sound. 1 – as make-believe number one acoustic representation of “the Orient” and 2 – as a way to create an acoustic space and … Continue reading

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