Laurent Aubert

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Laurent Aubert is an ethnomusicologist and musician based in Geneva. He is the founder of the Ateliers d’ethnomusicologie, an institute dedicated to the musical cultures of the world (, and has worked at the Musée d’ethnographie de Genève ( as curator of the ethnomusicology department, in charge of its music archives, and as editor of the Cahiers d’ethnomusicologie and the AIMP CD collection.

Most of his field research has been conducted in South Asia, particularly on Hindustani music, folk music in Nepal, ritual music and dance in Kerala, and Sufi music in Kashmir. He has also collaborated on various projects in Romania with Speranța Rădulescu: field recordings and valorization of the archives of Constantin Brăiloiu in particular. His main publications are Mondes en musique (1991), Les Feux de la déesse (2004), The Music of the Other (2007), Musiques migrantes (2005), and The Flavour of Arts (2011).

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