Music collaboration across the world and around the block
Found Sound Nation (FSN) is a creative agency that uses music-making to connect people across cultural and societal divides. We believe that collaborative music creation is a deeply effective way to become aware of the beauty, trauma, and hidden potential in our communities.
Our work emphasizes a mobile approach to creating and producing music, combining traditions of musique concréte, hip hop, audio journalism, and contemporary composition. FSN has collaborated with music festivals worldwide, led audio production workshops around the world, from Haiti to Indonesia, and worked extensively with Carnegie Hall running music composition workshops for incarcerated youth in the Bronx and Brooklyn. For the last 10 years, FSN has partnered with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and Bang on a Can to produce OneBeat, our most ambitious initiative. OneBeat is the gathering place for the musical leaders of the 21st century, convening young professional musicians from around the globe, through a constellation of programs, to develop initiatives that use music as a tool for the betterment of our communities.
Founded by Christopher Marianetti and Jeremy Thal in 2010, Found Sound Nation began its work as part of the groundbreaking new music organization Bang on a Can, created in 1987 by composers Julia Wolfe, Michael Gordon and David Lang. In 2015 FSN incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and continues to partner with Bang on a Can on various projects
Current & past partners include: the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute, National Sawdust, TED, MIT Sloan School, The New School, Moogfest, VICE, PopTech, the Lucerne Festival, Make Music NY, the Big Ears Festival, Harare International Festival of Arts, Cine Institute, and more.
If you would like to get involved with Found Sound Nation projects, or have an idea for a musical collaboration, please contact Elena Moon Park at firstname.lastname@example.org.