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Natalia Anderson talks with female, non-binary, trans and intersex musicians and DJ’s based in Switzerland.

Helvetiarockt is the Swiss association focusing on gender equality in music. Through its grassroots projects such as producing, djing, band workshops and songwriting camps, it offers platforms for young people of all levels to discover music and be part of an empowering community. Helvetiarockt raises awareness about gender inequality in the music industry and supports, promotes and connects professional female, intersex, non-binary and trans artists.


About Natalia Anderson (Musician, DJ and journalist)
Natalia started out in the music scene playing guitar, singing and later DJing in London's vibrant music scene. She has since taken her party sounds to Switzerland and continues to DJ under the name NAT FRM LDN. Natalia enjoys talking about music as well as playing it and worked as a VJ / TV presenter and music journalist for various events and platforms in the UK and beyond.

http://www.tunefultv.com I http://www.tunefulradio.com
http://www.natfrmldn.com I Twitter / Insta / Facebook : @TunefulTV

Production Credits
Concept: Natalia Anderson in collaboration with Helvetiarockt
Presented and Produced by: Natalia Anderson
Music by: Juli Lee

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Natalia Anderson talks with female, non-binary, trans and intersex musicians and DJ’s based in Switzerland.

Helvetiarockt is the Swiss association focusing on gender equality in music. Through its grassroots projects such as producing, djing, band workshops and songwriting camps, it offers platforms for young people of all levels to discover music and be part of an empowering community. Helvetiarockt raises awareness about gender inequality in the music industry and supports, promotes and connects professional female, intersex, non-binary and trans artists.


About Natalia Anderson (Musician, DJ and journalist)
Natalia started out in the music scene playing guitar, singing and later DJing in London's vibrant music scene. She has since taken her party sounds to Switzerland and continues to DJ under the name NAT FRM LDN. Natalia enjoys talking about music as well as playing it and worked as a VJ / TV presenter and music journalist for various events and platforms in the UK and beyond.

http://www.tunefultv.com I http://www.tunefulradio.com
http://www.natfrmldn.com I Twitter / Insta / Facebook : @TunefulTV

Production Credits
Concept: Natalia Anderson in collaboration with Helvetiarockt
Presented and Produced by: Natalia Anderson
Music by: Juli Lee

    Evelinn Trouble

    Evelinn Trouble

    In this episode Natalia talks with Evelinn Trouble, winner of the Swiss Music Prize 2018, guitarist, singer songwriter, all round creative and Helvetiarockt Bandworkshop Coach. We discuss the importance of communication and honesty in band relationships, managing yourself vs having a manager, and saying what you want as a musician.







    About Evelinn Trouble



    Born in Zurich as the daughter of a Swedish jazz singer, her own home country quickly became too small. At the age of 17, Trouble recorded her first album on her own and quickly worked her way to the top of the Swiss music scene. But Trouble wants more. She directs her own music videos and those of other bands. (Her preferred style: splatter!) She plays the bloodthirsty Salomé in the opera of the same name, writes music for film and theater and tours the world with a play by Thom Luz in the role of a knight who is struck by lightning. Trouble is a shapeshifter, a creative multi-talent with an innate urge to experiment across borders, empires and genres. Her art knows no pigeonholes. As a result of all this work, she won the 2018 Swiss Music Prize as the youngest winner in the prize’s history.







    Check out the songs Evelinn shares in this episode:















    Evelinn’s Influences









    Audience questions



    If you have a question for our coaches, simply send a DM to Helvetiarockt on instagram!






    More about Evelinn Trouble



    Website


    Instagram


    Soundcloud


    Music Directory

    • 40 min
    Anna Aaron

    Anna Aaron

    In this episode Natalia talks with Anna Aaron, who is a coach at the Music Lab Song Sketches Workshop.  She is an award winning singer and producer and has her own label, called Bambient Records.  We discuss feeling like an outsider after returning to Switzerland as a child, using digital platforms when releasing your music, and making meaningful connections in the music industry.



    About Anna



    Cécile Meyer was born in Basel in 1985 and works under the name Anna Aaron as a singer and producer. Two albums („Dogs In Spirit“, 2011, and „Neuro“, 2014) were released on Two Gentlemen in Lausanne, as well as a reissue of the previously self-released EP „I’ll Dry Your Tears Little Murderer“ (2008). In 2013, she collaborated with jazz musician Erik Truffaz on three tracks on the album „El Tiempo De La Revolución“, the release of which was followed by an extensive tour through Europe. The concert tour for Anna’s second studio album „Neuro“ came to a close with two shows at the 2015 Montréal en Lumière Festival in Montréal.



    Anna was awarded the Basel Pop Prize in 2011 and nominated for the Anchor Award at Hamburg’s Reeperbahn Festival in 2018. In 2019, the third album „Pallas Dreams“ was released on the Basel label Radicalis, as well as the experimental electronic album „On The Wings Of Supernatural Grace In The Arms Of The World“ on the ambient label Bambient.



    Check out the songs Anna Aaron shares in this episode:















    Anna’s Influences









    Audience questions



    If you have a question for the musicians in conversation, simply send a DM to Helvetiarockt on instagram!






    More about Anna Aaron



    Website


    Instagram


    Bambient Records


    Music Directory

    • 41 min
    Franziska Staubli

    Franziska Staubli

    In this episode Natalia talks with Franziska ‚Ziska‘ Staubli (Musician, Artist) about learning to play guitar, how to improvise and the importance of speaking to girls, non-binary and queer people in her songbook.



    About Ziska



    Franziska Staubli is a musician and artist. She has been on stage and making music for over 15 years – currently with Acid Amazonians, Long Tall Jefferson, Dalai Puma, Haubi Songs, Steiner & Madlaina and None Of Them. Her work is characterized by great stylistic and formal versatility. In her master’s thesis in transdisciplinarity (ZHdK) she dealt with gender and the writing of song lyrics. A selection of her texts was published in June 2018 by Amsel Verlag Zurich. As a songwriter and composer she works with various artists: With Andrina Bollinger and Erik Truffaz she wrote „She’s the Moon“. „Kafi Togo“ by Haubi Songs won the award for best song 2019 from Radio 3fach and „Scho No Geil“ by rapper KimBo was voted best club track 2019 by GDS.FM. She coaches young female* musicians at the Songwriting Camp and the Female* Band Workshops for Helvetiarockt.



    Check out the songs Ziska shares in this episode:















    Places mentioned by Ziska:



    Material Bookshop



    Current and Future Releases



    Single and Video ‚Handlebar‘ by Acid Amazonians released on ‚A Tree In A Field‘ in Autumn. Album in Spring 2021.







    ‘Long Tall Jefferson’ album release late 2020



    Ziska’s Influences













    Audience questions



    If you have a question for the musicians in conversation, simply send a DM to Helvetiarockt on instagram!






    More about Franziska Staubli



    Instagram


    Acid Amazonians


    Dalai Puma


    Music Directory

    • 41 min
    DJ Bone Black

    DJ Bone Black

    In this episode Natalia talks with Bone Black (DJ, Producer) about Gqom music, Bone Black’s residency in Johannesburg, South Africa and the importance of sharing your network and uplifting others. They also give practical advice on how to start an association in Switzerland!



    About Bone Black



    Bone Black, DJ and producer, blends dark hard-hitting yet smooth Gqom with Afrohouse stuttering vogue beats and percussive diasporic tracks creating a unique soundscape that offer a deep gaze into a digital afrofuture.



    Bone Black’s Gqom Music Recommendations:



    Sho Madjozi



    Moonchild Sanelly



    Distruction Boyz



    Mampintsha



    DJ Lag



    Citizen Boy



    Bone Black’s Influences









    Audience questions



    If you have a question for the musicians in conversation, simply send a DM to Helvetiarockt on instagram!






    More about DJ Bone Black



    Instagram


    Facebook


    Soundcloud


    Music Directory

    • 40 min
    Laura Livers

    Laura Livers

    In this episode Natalia talks with Laura Livers (Pianist, Composer) about what it takes to study music to a high level and getting over the embarrassment of showing your work. Laura also shares practical advice when it comes to ownership of songs when collaborating with other artists.



    About Laura Livers



    Laura Livers (*1988) is a Swiss pianist and composer. After graduating from Lucerne University of applied sciences majoring in classical piano and jazz theory, she continued her studies at the university of applied sciences Bern specializing in the interpretation and composition of contemporary music. As artist in residency at Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für zeitgenössische Kunst Berlin and Muthesius Kunstakademie Kiel she furthered her studies with focus on extended technique and works for speaking voice. In 2016 she founded the experimental Pop-Group Duo Frida with the Swiss-Bosnian cellist Lana Kostic which after extensive touring was awarded the Förderpreis Kanton Zug. Since 2017 Livers is also part of a transatlantic research project called MAD RUSH where artists from different fields work on the physical translation of music and sounds into visual aspects using Kinect/Touch-Designer bridges and projections. During her stay in the Zentralschweizer Atelier in New York City in late 2018 she started to develop her Soloproject in her own name, where she combines her classical training and love of languages with electronics and spoken word. Livers is currently working on a digital opera-cycle called mindfuck.coronopera for 33 quarantined performers.









    Laura’s Influences









    Audience questions



    If you have a question for the musicians in conversation, simply send a DM to Helvetiarockt on instagram!






    More about Laura Livers



    Instagram


    Duo Frida


    Website


    Music Directory

    • 38 min
    Juli Lee

    Juli Lee

    In this episode Natalia talks with Juli Lee (DJ, Producer) about going from being a dancer to a DJ, taking every opportunity to play music and how to make the most out of your time in a music studio. Juli Lee is also the producer of the theme music for this podcast!



    About Juli Lee



    As a DJ, Juli Lee combines groovy rhythms and driving bass-lines. Her sound is a danceable catchy mix of House & Techno or as she would describe it: I play music between 116 and 126 BPM. She see’s it as the duty of a DJ to spread good music that easily gets lost and undiscovered in the flood of information in our social media society. Juli Lee also produces her own tracks, with releases on labels such as Myr, Well Done! or 136º Recordings. As a musician she has performed around the world. She is a resident DJ at Klaus Club, Zurich and is published by BlackBox.









    Glossary of terms mentioned:



    Equaliser / EQ:  Controls the different sound frequencies when DJing.



    Juli’s Influences









    “The moment when you share music with others and you realize, that everyone in room feels the same, triggered by the sound coming from the speakers, is one of the purest forms of love I know.”



    Audience Questions



    If you have a question for the musicians in conversation, simply send a DM to Helvetiarockt on instagram!






    More about Juli Lee



    Instagram


    Facebook


    Soundcloud


    Music Directory

    • 39 min

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