The Amsterdam-based artist Sofie Winterson was one of the participants in the first term of the Red Bull Music Academy Montreal. We had a little chat with her about who she is and what her experiences where at the Academy.

Who are you, and where are you from?
I am Sofie Winterson born on the peninsula Marken, living in Amsterdam.

What keeps you occupied on a daily basis?
Writing, performing and recording music, and learning those who want to learn how to sing, how to sing.

What were your expectations when you applied for the RBMA?
I heard so many good stories but at the same time didn't really know what to expect. I heard you learn the most from your fellow participants, but nobody told me too much about it.

What was the first impression you got when you entered the RBMA?
It was all super impressive. Meeting those 35 participants, seeing the 10 studios, meeting the studio team, listening to each others music. The level is so high!

What is your best memory from the two weeks in Montreal?

Hard to pick one, but jamming with Theo Parrish is definitely one of them!

What is your favourite visual at the moment and why?
The Portugese writer and Poet Fernando Pessoa, he is a writer, but it is visual to me :)

Which music artists are you currently listening to and would you recommend others?
At the academy I met Marie Davidson, she just released an LP. She is super talented. You can listen to one of the tracks, Naive to the bone, on Pitchfork, I love this track!

What is your favourite travel destination?
I want to go back to Montreal now and really see the city cause I had no time for that this time!

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