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Culture Summit

Culture Summit is the world’s first high-level summit that convenes leaders from the worlds of the arts, media, public policy, and technology to identify ways that culture can raise awareness, build bridges and promote positive change. In 2017, Culture Summit invited Found Sound Nation to attend its inaugural program and host a street studio with the event's participants.

Dates: April 9 - April 13, 2017

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Studio Team: Christopher Marianetti, Jeremy Thal, Kyla-Rose Smith

Partners: Culture Summit Abu DhabiAbu Dhabi Music and Arts CentreInternational Music Council, El Sistema, UNESCOFord Foundation

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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