DER Filmmaker - Barley Norton

Barley Norton

United Kingdom
  • Barley Norton is a senior lecturer in ethnomusicology in the music department at Goldsmiths College, University of London, where he runs the masters program in ethnomusicology and teaches courses on ethnographic film and music research. Since the mid 1990s, he has conducted extensive fieldwork in Vietnam and his research was the subject of a 35-minute documentary called A Westerner Loves Our Music” (Nguoi Tay Me Nhac Ta), which was made and broadcast by Vietnamese Television (VTV). His publications include a book and DVD about spirit possession rituals, Songs for the Spirits: Music and Mediums in Modern Vietnam(University of Illinois Press, 2009). The film Hanoi Eclipse: The Music of Dai Lam Linh, which is his directorial debut, was made as part of research project funded by the Getty Foundation on contemporary performance culture in Vietnam.