The Other Side of China

Through the ages, music has been a means for people to express themselves during work, spiritual worship, celebrations and ceremonies.Today, the traditional music and singing styles have survived mostly only in small communities in remote regions. CD release by Andrej Kocan

Nepal Film Festival

At this year’s 8th edition of the International Folk Music Film Festival – Nepal, Kathmandu, ‘Bagpipes and Drums’ will be screened on 23rd of November.

Music Culture: Macedonian
Director, Writer & Cameraperson: Andrej Kocan
Original film languages: Macedonian
Filmmaker’s country: Slovenia
Competition film

Check out the festival if you are in the neighbourhood!

Prague Liveact

Far East Sketches
audiovideo performance led by Andrej Kocan
video prepared and manipulated by Darrell Jónsson
21 September 2018, 9:30 pm
Location: Urban Space Epics Studio, Meet Factory, Prague

This audiovisual work fuses music made and recorded in local, mostly indigenous, communities around the world with western music. Thus the finished productions contrast the work and feel of musics made in local communities with that made in and for postmodern, industrialized societies. These presentations evoke in the audience awareness of and reflection on fast transformations currently at work in the world. By listening to, and flowing with, these changes, a track or path for spiritual travel emerges, and invites the listener to travel across time, space and states of mind and feeling.

Interview at the Radiostudent

 V drugi oddaji finala sezone četrtkovih jutranjih programov v studiu gostimo Andreja Kocana, tonskega mojstra v v skupini za produkcijo dokumentarnega programa na slovenski nacionalni televiziji, ki je svojo poklicno pot kot tonski tehnik in glasbeni sodelavec pričel na naši radijski postaji, nadaljeval pa s študijem za tonskega mojstra na Akademiji za glasbo v Kopenhagnu ter na Šanhghajskem konzervatoriju za glasbo.

Povezava na Radio Študent

Kalinga Academy

Rehearsals for the annual Kalinga festival at the Kalinga academy hall in Lubuagan. Kalinga is one of the indigenous people in the mountainous area of northern Luzon, Philippines.

Macedonian echo from Jesenice

And here my first movie on a Macedonian bagpiper, this one living on Slovenia. It entered an official selection at the Ethnographic film festival Kratovo, Macedonia. On a roadtrip to the festival I found another bagpiper living in his native environment and together these two movies tell a bigger story.