When was the last time you came across an artist who alone can pull off Nazrul Geeti, Rabindra Sangeet, and folk music? Meet Sohini Alam, vocal of two groovy bands, Lokkhi Terra and Khiyo. She serves as an inspiration to numerous musicians out there, exploring and experimenting with indie folk and modern sound. Find out more about this confident, hard-working and upbeat young woman in this issue of ‘How I Work’!
Current gig: Khiyo Debut Album UK Launch
Current mobile device(s): iPhone 4s
Current computer: MacBook Pro
One word that best describes how you work: Conscientiously
What apps/software/tools can’t you live without?
Busmapper – it tells me when my next bus will arrive
What’s your workspace like?
Messy on the outside, organised on the inside.
What’s your best time-saving trick?
What’s your favourite to-do list
Paper and pen – I’m old school that way.
Besides your phone and computer, what gadget can’t you live without?
It’s bad enough for me to be dependent on those two.
What everyday thing are you better at than anyone else?
How could I possibly answer that without knowing how good everyone else is at different things? This kind of comparison is not something I’d spend time thinking about.
I’m re-reading one of my favourites, The Master and Margarita.
What do you listen to while you work?
I’m a musician, so my work involves a lot of listening to myself.
Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert?
Both – it depends on the circumstances.
What’s your sleep routine like?
Late-ish to bed, late-ish to rise
Fill in the blank: I’d love to see ______ answer these same questions.
Dancer/choreographer Akram Khan.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
When someone or something is negative, brush it off like dust.
“7 years of jamming, arranging, rehearsing, recording, mixing, mastering, etc., and the first Khiyo album launch is finally ready for release!” – Sohini Alam. Check out Khiyo’s debut album and groove to the mad beats!
Twitter Handle: @sohinialam