OneBeat profiles Ruşen Can Acet, a kabak kemane player & mechanical engineer living in Istanbul, Turkey. During OneBeat Istanbul, Ruşen led an instrument-building workshop with blind & sighted kids. All participants worked together to build and paint cajonitas, or small cajon drums, for each one of them to play and keep.
OneBeat Echoes – Strisvara
In September 2016, Arun Sivag and his team at TreeOnz launched a OneBeat-inspired creative collaboration residency with tribal, urban and international musicians called Strisvara. The aim of the program is to bring women together from these different backgrounds to build, create, perform and lead together, thereby supporting the careers of the individual musicians and launching collaborative projects for years to come. The program also celebrates the role of women in music, and explores this role from a tribal, urban and global lens. The first Strisvara program consisted of an 18-day residency and 4-day tour, where musicians from USA, Sweden, and Nepal joined musicians from urban India, and native women from the B.R. Hills in Karnataka, who are musicians but did not consider themselves professionals. Together, they created new compositions, recorded tracks, made videos, and performed for large audiences. The group also included 2013 OneBeat alumna Malabika Brahma, and friend of OneBeat Jenavieve Varga. […]
Tiga Trio plays live from a long distance
Tiga Trio is multi-instrumentalist Jay Afrisando (Indonesia), theremin player and electronic musician Ng Chor Guan (Malaysia) and bassist Daniel de Mendoza (Colombia). We talk to Jay Afrisando about the group’s continued collaborations after OneBeat. Where did your group, TIGAtrio, get the idea to start rehearsing using Skype? What does a music rehearsal over video chat sound like? On the last day of OneBeat at Islandwood (Bainbridge Island, Washington), we decided we wanted to have more live collaborations remotely. Skype appeared in our mind suddenly. We did it eventually in mid-January this year; it was about Saturday 9 PM at Daniel’s place (Bogota), Sunday 10 AM at Guan’s place (Kuala Lumpur), and Sunday 9 AM at my place (Yogyakarta). At the first trial, we found that Skype only is not enough to use as a platform due to the intolerant audio latency and bad audio quality. In order to have a smooth and better audio connection, we also utilized an application […]