Melodies In My Head ⎪ «Get Going!» 2021

2021 «Get Going!» Portrait Series

Daniel Jakob & Thomas Burkhalter: Melodies In My Head – pop music made from interviews
The musician Daniel Jacob and ethnologist and audiovisual artist Thomas Burkhalter have formed a new duo named Melodies In My Head. They are using statements made in interviews to develop lyrics and melodies, then using this to produce songs and tracks. Melodies In My Head combines ethnography, journalism and art and creates catchy new pop music with depth. Burkhalter and Jakob have already collaborated successfully on projects such as “Clash of Gods” (with Christophe Jaquet), a multidisciplinary theatre, and the two podcast series “Gqom edits” (with Marcel Gschwend AKA Bit-Tuner – nominated for the Prix Europa) and “Timezones” (in collaboration with the Goethe Institute).

«Get Going!» has existed as a FONDATION SUISA funding offer since 2018. With this new form of a grant, creative and artistic processes that do not fall within established categories are given a financial jump-start.