The Other Side of ChinaThrough 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
In April and May 2019 I went for a short field work to Morocco and recorded a few Gnawa jam sessions with local musicians hanging out at Dar Gnawa in Tangier. This is the finishing part of my live audiovideo performance, with the footage and music mostly from the Morocco trip.
It was presented at:
RADART #10: X/L Experiment: Radio Factory – 10th performative art-radio happening of Open research platform RADAR of Radio Student. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Radio Student that started broadcasting on 9th of May, 1969, and where I spent almost a decade. Radio Student – my first music academy..
Liveact at RADART #10: X/L Experiment: Radio Factory, Ljubljana, 7th May, 2019
10th performative art-radio happening of Open research platform RADAR of Radio Student. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Radio Student that started broadcasting on 9th of May, 1969 and where I spent almost a decade. Radio Student – my first music academy.
Past Songs Present Voices
at the 14th Congress of SIEF at Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 14th-17th April 2019
Worldly Music: The Imagination of Sound and the Imagination of Instrumental Music Markets
at the 22nd symposium of ICTM study group Musical Instruments at the Institute of Ethnomusicologia at the Faculdade de Ciencias Sociais e Humanas, Lisbon Portugal 10-13 Apr 2019
Sound of Belgrade. Hunting for atmospheres during finishing stages of post production for a feature film Opération Opéra by Marina Radmilac.
It has finally arrived. I have never received such a beautifully crafted award. I feel blessed for receiving it from the International Folk Music Film Festival from Nepal for my short movie Bagpipes and Drums. It will be hanging above my detuned piano so whenever I play it, I will be connecting with the universe.