Jorge – Cuculino

Finally happening! Publishing the first song I recorded in Peru. It was recorded in an abandoned church on a plateau above the Sacred valley, near Cusco, played beautifully by Jorge Choquehuillca. It was the last song of our little ad hoc concert and the only take. Hope you like it!

Past Songs Present Voices teaser

PAST SONGS PRESENT VOICES – TEASER from Andrej Kocan on Vimeo. Excerpt of the live performance at the Slovenian National Cinematheque on 20th of June 2019 with Darrell Jónnson on the video manipulation and me on the sound manipulation.

Liveact at RadArt #10, Ljubljana

RADART excerpt – Morocco, live in Ljubljana 7th of May, 2019 from Andrej Kocan on Vimeo. 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

The Other Side of China trailer

Filmed in China, mostly minorities of Yunnan and their music, with additional improvisation on guqin and Kazakh songs recorded in Shanghai. It is a part of experimental work of exploring traditional musics of the world and trying to bring it to the general audiences in the authentic form, with very little electronic manipulation and making

Lu Xiaozi – improvisations on Guqin

As my roommate in the dorm was a student of the guqin I was lucky to learn from him many details about this music, the style, the performance practice and philosophy behind it.

Kazakh folk song – Akbayan

The ending of my one year exchange in China was approaching very fast when I saw a big poster announcing a concert of minority music held at the Conservatory and I decided I should not miss it.

Armenian Liturgy

I came to Lviv, a multicultural city in the westernmost part of Ukraine, in an overnight bus from Warsaw. I was visiting Natalia Polovynka, one of the truly amazing singers of traditional Ukrainian songs. On my way to my hostel, exhausted as I was, I forgot my backpack with all of my audio equipment in

Japanese traditional music

A performance reflecting mutual influences between Japan and China lead by Shin-ichi Sakata, a professor, Qin master and multi instrumentalist.