I will spend at least three months here in the Amazon, working together with the locals in documenting their musics, and learning, about their way of being here in this world.

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.

Paper presentation at ICTM simposium, Lisbon

Paper presentation

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

Sound of Belgrade. Hunting for atmospheres during finishing stages of post production for a feature film Opération Opéra by Marina Radmilac.

Nepal Film Festival Award

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.

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.