Life is best lived in community because, only then, can we really truly enter in to the beautiful variety others can bring. These are some of the people or communities with which Von currently works:
"The Cave" is a recording studio in Kyrgyzstan Von opened in 2003 as part of an arts development program. In 2009 the studio was passed over to the capable hands of Maksat Saberbek uulu who continues to colaborate with Von by lending his own unique Central Asian, world music perspective. Together, Von and Maksat have composed and produced music that has been used for radio, movie, and live drama performances.