2015 OneBeat Fellow Jay Afrisando on his new virtual music festival, Festival Musik dalam Layar

Found Sound Nation’s Nyokabi Kariuki talks to the first round recipients of OneBeat’s Accelerator Grant

Jay Afrisando, OneBeat 2015 | Photo by Hannah Devereux
Find more information about the Festival here.

“For almost half a year, we’ve lived in unprecedented times — there is no better time other than now to help each other in order to keep being resilient.”

From the OneBeat 2015 Mixtape, feat. Jay Afrisando
TIGAtrio (Daniel de Mendoza, Ng Chor Guan & Jay Afrisando) at OneBeat 2015 | Photo by Hannah Devereux
TIGAtrio with Gideon Crevoshay at OneBeat 2015 | Photo by Hannah Devereux
From the OneBeat 2015 Mixtape, feat. Jay Afrisando

“To improvise is also to adapt and to make the tools adapt to us as well.”

So, with these differences, online performances can contribute more to the musical culture, especially during and after this pandemic, if we really understand the tools we use — the online platforms.

“Online platforms can be the solution to keep being creative.”

I hope other musicians and artists can survive this unprecedented time and keep their spirit high. I also hope the society can also contribute to help musicians and artists in need. We can get through this together.

Jay Afrisando, OneBeat 2015 | Photo by Hannah Devereux

Found Sound Nation is a collective that designs collaborative music projects. www.foundsoundnation.org