Yannick Barman (KiKu)

1. What is the biggest inspiration for your music?

Cinema, movies and books.

2. How and when did you get into making music?

I started playing music when I was 4 years old with my parents. At the beginnig I played tambour in a
marching band before switching to the trumpet. After that, I studied classical music.

3. What are 5 of your favourite albums of all time?

In a silent way, Miles Davis
Ligeti, String Quartets, Arditti Quartet
Vespertine, Björk
And too much more…

4. What do you associate with Berlin?

Berlin is a place where I feel perfectly comfortable. That’s also the place where I started this project
with Blixa.

5. What’s your favourite place in your town?

Tattoo bar, Plic café, or my studio

6. If there was no music in the world, what would you do instead?

cinema, photographing

7. What was the last record/music you bought?

Hopelessness, Anohni

8. Who would you most like to collaborate with?

Miles Davis or Michael Jackson (I know… it’s too late), Björk. But I must confess I have now the band
of my dreams, with Cyril, David, Blixa and Black Cracker. I’m perfectly happy with that.

9. What was your best gig (as performer or spectator)?

As a performer, the last concert I played (I hope I’ll be able to always give this answer to that

10. How important is technology to your creative process?

I’m using my computer and other electronic stuffs to compose. I’m using it on stage too, mixed with my
trumpet. I like to have both. My trumpet, wich is a traditional, acoustic instrument with physical
implication, and my computer to open new universes.

11. Do you have siblings and how do they feel about your career/art?

Yes, I have two sisters. They are both musicians too, my little sister is a classical singer and we
collaborate sometimes. My other sister is a percussionist. Both sometimes come to my concerts.


Yannick Barman will perform “Eng, Düster und Bang” with KiKu, Black Cracker and Blixa Bargeld on 1st October 2017 at Radialsystem V.