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Athens Street Studio

Found Sound Nation traveled to Athens, Greece in June 2016 to lead Street Studios in partnership with the Metamorphosis Festival and Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC). The occasion was the grand opening of the SNFCC, where thousands of Athenians explored the expansive center and its beautiful stages. Our Studios moved across the center grounds, occupying a different location each of the three days, and resulting in remixes that sample Greek folk songs, jaw harps, storytelling, group clapping, and electronic beats.

Dates: 23-26 June, 2016

Location: Athens, Greece

Studio Team: Jeremy Thal, Nandi Plunkett

Partners: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, Metamorphosis Events

About Street Studios |

Street Studios take the basic elements of the music studio to a public place and make the process accessible to anyone in the surrounding area -- revealing a sort of sonic collective unconscious of a community. With a simple setup, musicians and producers begin a process of creating and recording music, while at the same time encouraging passersby to join in. Traffic, chatter, birds, stories, spontaneous songs are all incorporated into music composed on the spot. Often people will begin a musical idea only to have it finished by someone passing by an hour later. After the session, producers craft these recordings into cohesive pieces, attempting to capture the energy of the particular space. These finished songs and soundscapes are then shared with all who participated. 

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