In partnership with the Bay Chamber Festival, FSN setup studios in Camden, Rockland, and Rockport and engaged passers-by in collaborative production sessions. We met wonderful people on the streets during our time here. The tracks “Brian” and “Roy” feature Ruth and her husband Roy – a 90 year old WWII veteran – who told us about his days playing music during the war.
Dates: August 15 - 17, 2013
Location: Maine (various locations)
Studio Team: Christopher Marianetti, Sam Ryder, Ricardo Nigaglioni
Partners: Bay Chamber Festival
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.