Big Ears 2015
For our second year at Big Ears Festival, the FSN team spent two afternoons in Krutch Park. Young singers and bucket drummers, childhood friends, random passersby, local poets, festival musicians and audience members share sounds, songs, poems, and stories across these nine original tracks. We were also surprised and serenaded by OneBeat 2014 alumna Anna Roberts-Gevalt, and vocalist extraordinaire Moira Smiley.
Dates: March, 2015
Location: Knoxville, TN
Studio Team: Elena Moon Park, Christopher Marianetti, Lorna Krier, Keith Milgaten
Partners: Big Ears 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.