Fun Friday: Meet Kasper Lahti
This week, please welcome Kasper Lahti to the team in Berlin!
Fun Friday: Meet Kasper Lahti by SoundCloud Community Team
Hej Kasper! Wie gehts?
Hej! Jo tack, det funkar fint.
*For anyone who doesn’t speak Swedish, Kasper just said Hello :)* First, welcome to the SoundCloud team in Berlin! Can you tell us what your role entails and what you enjoy most about it so far?
Thanks, it’s nice to be here! I’m studying Mobile Applications at Hyper Island and now doing my internship here for the next four months working on SoundCloud’s mobile web app.
Where are you from originally and how was relocation for you?
I’m from Luleå, a small city in the north of Sweden. I arrived in Berlin two weeks ago so I’m still in the process but so far it has been almost too easy thanks to the temporary accommodation and help SoundCloud arranged for me. Just moved to my own place yesterday, so it’s all falling into place.
What are your favorite things to do in Berlin so far and what do you like about the city?
Haven’t made any favorites yet, but I like the idea that a great city should be “an inventory of the possible” and Berlin seems to have a inventory of my taste. For one the food so far has tasted fantastic.
How were you introduced to SoundCloud?
It’s a long time ago now but I have a faint memory finding out about it via some electronic music forum and thinking, how can they do that. So it’s been a while, but it’s amazing to see how much it’s evolved since then.
What do you like most about being a part of the SoundCloud team?
It’s great to be among such hard working people. It’s also a very interesting coming from a design background to a company with the engineering culture SoundCloud has. Just the rigor of the workflow here has been inspiring, so much to learn from that. Then there’s the potential sound on the web has, the vast uncharted territories there just boggles my mind.
What are your favorite sounds you have found while scouring SoundCloud?
Mattias Östling is from the same town as me and is tremendously talented.
Two-Part Invention For Bodhran & Computer by phoenecia
This has been on looping for me lately. It’s like hearing music for the first time.
Finally, do you have any fun facts that we should know about?
This one is potentially funny. To maximize my creative output I switched to the polyphasic sleep pattern a few years back. For a month I sleept for 20 min every 4th hour which gives you about 3 hours of sleep per day but without feeling too tired once your mind has adjusted to it. Can’t judge if the work that came out of that is my best or my worst since I just don’t understand it now.
Wow that is a fun fact ! Thanks for the great interview Kasper! Where can we find you on the interwebz?