This artistic research examines the notion of harmony both in music and as a social construct. With the interest to look for cultural practices that subvert Western common understanding of harmony. The focus is then on traditional music from non-Western contexts, in which music and its actualisation in public spaces serves a social function.

This artistic research took the form of online Listening Sessions, where an artist, musician or ethnomusicologist was invited to share a playlist of music that related to their own cultural background. During the sessions, the invitees would provide context for the different musics we would listen to, thereby guiding our listening.




Alexandre Achour


Sessions with

Anthony Green

Dunja Crnjanski

Gregorio Rodriguez Orozco

Shruti Bode

Jenny Fuhr

Mirjana Raić

Wanjiru Kamayu

Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media, Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa and the Zürich University of the Arts (ZhDK.



Alexandre Achour