OneBeat 2015 Portrait – Bajram Kafu Kinolli
Bajram Kafu Kinolli is a vocalist and singer-songwriter from Kosovo: “I do believe in non-formal education. I’m doing that back home also. In my country, I’m trying to build an association of musicians that can affect society in a political way, because i believe if you are not part of the system, you cannot change the system.” This is the 1st in our series of video portraits featuring our OneBeat 2015 Fellows.
Mixtape Interview: Kate Shilonosova
“I always wanted to perform my tracks as NV live with a small orchestra or ensemble… It was such a challenge — we had to make a real score and it was 56 pages!” — OneBeat 2015 Fellow Kate Shilonosova, a.k.a. NV Where does the title “Bells Burp” come from? It’s a silly name, but that was the original working title of my Ableton project. I used to name tracks titles like “Improv2” or “Loop1” but it became hard to navigate between them. One of my favorites is called “Sad Woman Cries” and it’s a actually a really beautiful song. Usually I’ll change a name after I finish a track, but I have no idea why I decided to leave it that way for “Bells Burp”. You recorded a version of this song on your album Binasu, as NV. What made you want to rearrange it to be performed by OneBeat […]