Season I

Musicians In Conversation

With Natalia Anderson (Musician, DJ and Journalist)

Episode 10: Ka(ra)mi

In this episode Natalia talks with Ka(ra)mi, the multi-instrumentalist, producer and DJ. We talk about how Ka(ra)mi learned to compose and arrange music from a young age, her unique experience spending a year in Cuba studying music and dealing with feelings of not being good enough when starting her DJ career. She is a coach at the Helvetiarockt Music Lab beatmaking workshop.


Episode 9: Billie Bird

In this episode Natalia talks with Billie Bird. She is a guitarist, singer songwriter, composer, performer and coach at the Helvetiarockt Songwriting Camp. We discuss the benefits of trying out lots of instruments, why music is such a vital form of expression for her and why impatience is the worst for artists.


Episode 8: Martina Berther

In this episode Natalia talks with Martina Berther, the incredibly talented and versatile bassist and multi-instrumentalist. We discuss what it takes to be a good bass player, Martina shares tips on becoming a session musician and we also ask how we can encourage more women, intersex, non binary and trans musicians to study jazz.


Episode 7: 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.

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Episode 6: 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.


Episode 5: 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.


Episode 4: 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!


Episode 3: 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.


Episode 2: 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!


Episode 1: Leila Moon

In this episode Natalia talks with Leila Moon (DJ, Producer, Songwriter) about her school life, self esteem and how to be your own best friend.  They also talk about the creative process behind her song “Dansoz” which came out of the theater piece of the same name, by actress and dancer, Tümay Kilincel. Leila was responsible for the music production and musical direction.