Who, What, Why

Who What Why: Alex Hilonen

29th October 2018

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Who are you listening to at the moment?

The last band I listened to Brass Against. Super cool brass band that does covers of Rage Against the machine, Audioslave, etc. Before that it was The Gypsy Kings with a bit of Ozzy Osbourne between songs. I grew up with soul and classical music and later discovered heavy metal, so every day I can switch between a nice calm piece of Handel, some soulful Sam Cooke, to a fist pumping track from Lamb of God. All depending on what the mood I’m in. Over the years, I began listening to bands that like to mix genres like Kontrust, Electric Six or Seeed. I like odd music. Some of my favorite black metal songs are mixed with more folk music like ‘Cine Iubeste Si Lasa’ by Rotting Christ.

What do you love about London?

I visited London the first time in 2006 and said to myself “I think I will move here someday”. Twelve years later I moved to London from the outskirts of Stockholm, Sweden to get a degree in Music Production. I love London for the architecture, the people and “the flow”. Theres so much you can do and experience here. It has a big music scene of new music in all genres to discover and if you want to find talent you’ll find it. I have various different projects of my own, so finding musicians and people to work with that share your vision is great.

Why Music Production?

I have always been interested in everything that involves music; what happens in the studio, the work on and around stage, the songwriting process, the musicianship, etc. I can’t really decide one thing that I want to do. I want to do everything. So, I felt that a Degree in Music Production combines all of that. At BIMM I feel that I really can combine all my interests and get the tools and know-how that the industry demands, so I can have a career in the music industry whether I produce, do sound engineering or write songs.

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Sarah-Louise Burns

Having been part of the BIMM Marketing Team since 2016, Sarah has been working in Social Media Marketing since 2013. She Graduated the University of Hertfordshire in BA(Hons) Photography and Media Business and has a keen interest in the power of social media.