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Kaloyan Kolev



Name Form Year
Gotin Link
writing
2022

An email newsletter about Bulgarian internet culture.

β†’ On Substack (in Bulgarian)

Gotin Link
Drum/Drama Machine
machine
2021

The Drum/Drama Machine is a hybrid drum machine and drone generator.

β†’ Video demos

Drum/Drama Machine
Camera Project
machine
2022

I’m building a low-tech digital camera for my senior CS thesis at Yale.

(more info coming soon)

Camera Project
Ramonia
music
2020

Ramonia is a 12-track plunderphonics concept album about Bulgaria, internet culture, nostalgia and the remnants of socialism. Recorded, produced, mixed & mastered by me in my bedroom throughout 2020. Featured in The Yale Herald, Capital and the albums of the year of the Bulgarian Music Association.

β†’ Bandcamp
β†’ Spotify

Ramonia
Missed Out on Oblivion
visual
2021

Music video from my album Ramonia. Created using 400 photographs from the Bulgarian Visual Archive. A blink-of-an-eye journey through the twentieth century.

β†’ On YouTube

Missed Out on Oblivion
Design Portfolio
visual
2022

A selection of graphic design projects I've worked on over the last few of years.

β†’ On Kinopio

Sample Pack Workshop
music
2021

A workshop I lead as a part of the Yale Open Music Initiative (OMI). Taught students the basics of recording and editing audio, and we created a collaborative royalty free sample pack.

(more info coming soon)

Sample Pack Workshop Poster by chia.design
Shift
music
2022

Soundtrack for the experimental dance performance Shift - a story about the evolution of humanity and the search for eternal life. Inspired by cybernetics, Arca and 90s Bulgarian chalga.

Currently distributed as a physical-only limited edition CD with a custom 3D-printed insert.

Shift CD
Kosmos?
visual
2021

Kosmos? is a generative art project exploring the legacy of the legendary Bulgarian popular science magazine.

Exhibited at KO-OP Sofia as a part of NO ARTIST CAN PREDICT THE FUTURE?

Kosmos
Kalo's Stem Player
machine
2021

Kalo’s Stem Player is a performable music player. It plays 4 parts of a song simultaneously, which you can turn on and off while they're looping.

Project for CPSC334 at Yale - Creative Embedded Systems. Inspired by the Yeezy/Kano/Teenage Engineering stem player (but with cute insect stickers!)

β†’ Video demo

Kalo's Stem Player
Reimagining the Bulgarian State Maturity Exam
writing
2019

Research published in the Bulgarian Journal of Science & Education Policy. Discusses the issues with the Bulgarian high school exit exam and proposes ways to make it better.

β†’ On Google Scholar

Reimagining the Bulgarian State Maturity Exam
Π’he 5 o'Clock
machine
2021

An electro-acoustic alarm clock that rings at the end of the work day.

β†’ Video demo

The 5 O'Clock
Bulgarian Disco Highlights
music
2019

A Spotify playlist and ongoing research project exploring forgotten Bulgarian disco songs from the extensive back catalog of the state label Balkanton.

β†’ On Spotify

Bulgarian Disco Highlights
Art Mirror
machine
2021

An interactive installation that offers a novel way to discover art by matching a user's pose to a portrait from the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

β†’ Video demo

Art Mirror
Gospojata
machine
2018

A soapbox car I built with Tani, Georgi & Stoil.

Won first place at Red Bull Soapbox Sofia 2018. We were the youngest competitors and still in school, so we themed our car after a classroom desk :')

Soapbox
Bird and Box
visual
2014

I learned Cinema 4D when I was 13 because I really wanted to make Minecraft animations.

This was my masterpiece.

β†’ On YouTube

Bird and Box
Lego Star Wars Christmas
visual
2011

I made this stop-motion animation when I was 11 and won a massive Star Wars ship from an official Lego contest.

Thank you to my parents for figuring out a way to ship it from the US to Bulgaria.

β†’ On YouTube

Lego Star Wars



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