Street Studio Hungary was founded by Hungarian singer-songwriter and OneBeat 2012 Fellow Vera Jonas. Jonas' Street Studio Hungary is aimed at facilitating understanding and awareness between the Roma community, particularly youth, and other non-Roma Hungarians. Led by Jonas and a team of seven young producers and musicians from Snétberger Talent Center, Street Studio Hungary traveled to three different cities in Hungary to create collaborative, participatory tracks with the public.
Dates: August, 2014
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Studio Team: Vera Jonas, Elena Moon Park, Christopher Marianetti, Jeremy Thal
Partners: Snétberger Talent Centre
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.