Johan Orrling is a second year Music Production student at BIMM Berlin who performs under the name of J.D. Eliot. Here Johan tells us all about his experience so far, and why he chose BIMM Berlin.
How did you get started in music?
I started out on guitar, playing covers of artists such as Elliott Smith and Nick Drake. Then a couple of years ago my dad introduced me to Ableton, which showed me that I could produce my own songs from start to finish just using my computer. My music then transitioned to more experimental electronic music and hip hop.
Why did you choose BIMM Berlin?
I had been to Germany a couple of times already and liked it, so I wanted to move here after high school. I looked around for music schools in Berlin and found out about BIMM, which seemed like a good fit for me.
What is your favourite thing about studying at BIMM Berlin?
For me, the highlight of BIMM has been meeting so many new people from around the world with different backgrounds and cultures.
What advice would you give to future students?
To not just focus on what you’re learning in the lessons, but to also engage in other music-related projects in the city.
To find out more about studying at BIMM Berlin, order a prospectus.