Street Studio Cities |
4 Years of Global Street Studios
For the past four years on June 21st, small mobile recording studios have magically appeared on sidewalks in cities across the world.
These Street Studio Cities, organized with Found Sound Nation and HARMAN, bring world-class DJs and producers onto the streets for Make Music Day, setting up their mobile recording studios in front of art galleries, on downtown plazas, and in parks. In one afternoon, producers invite passersby from the community to join in a completely improvised music creation session. At the end of the day, each producer mixes down one track, using only the material recorded on-site, to share the sounds of their city with the world.
June 21st, 2019 Studios
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY | Nordic Light Office
Váci út 96-98, 1133
Judit Vincze (aka Algernon Artworks) is a Budapest-based music producer and pianist. Mixing her classical music background with contemporary production and sound design, she crafts downtempo ambient structures inspired by trip hop and orchestral film music. Outside of recording and performing, Judit is an instructor and manager in imPro Budapest School of Music Technology.
Ben Leavez is an up-and-coming Budapest-based multi-instrumentalist and music producer. A teacher at Budapest’s imPro music school, his self-released tracks combine electric arrangements and dense polyrhythms with psychedelic elements and futuristic sound design.
QUERÉTARO, MEXICO | Balkan Bistro (Plaza de los Fundadores)
Andador Gutierrez Najera #36 Col Centro Barrio de la Cruz, Queretaro 76020
11:00AM - 4:00PM
Andres Belloso is a musician, composer, bass player and multi-instrumentalist from Mexico City. His band Los Mesoneros has released 3 studio albums, been nominated for 4 Latin Grammys, and toured extensively in Venezuela, Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Peru and the U.S. They have been produced by Venezuelan producer Hector Castillo who has worked with veteran artists such as Philip Glass, Roger Waters, Lou Reed, Beck, and Gustavo Cerati.
Marco Fernando Guagnelli González is a Mexican multidisciplinary artist from Naucalpan de Juárez. Since 2007, Marco has performed stage interventions using theater, music, poetry and performance. The themes of his work are linked to the search for identity, and the questioning of human thought and its relationship with nature.
MOSCOW, RUSSIA | VDNKH Park
Prospekt Mira, 119, Moskva, Russia, 129223
17:00 - 20:00
Anton Maskeliade is an experimental electronic musician, producer and one of the first artists in the world to pioneer leap motion gesture control technology. He is the winner of Contemporary Art Awards and founder of his own Music School. Anton has played more than hundred audiovisual shows around the world, including the biggest international festivals such as Glastonbury (UK), Fusion (GER), Pohoda (SK). Anton has been profiled by worldwide media, including The Guardian, Noisey, Ableton and Red Bull Music.
MITYA is a Russian Psych-Pop producer with 50 million video views on his YouTube channel. He has been honored as a RBMA Bass Camp, TED Talks, OneBeat, Ableton Loop and MoogFest fellow. MITYA’s latest project is the “Searching for Sound” EP and 6 webisodes filmed by Red Bull. One track from that album (“1 Life Is Not Enough”) was recently featured in the Netflix series “Dear White People”.
DETROIT, MI | Harman Office
11:00AM – 4:00PM
Sacramento Knoxx, a hardworking interdisciplinary artist with strong Detroit roots, has built community concerts and workshops that engaged many audiences in public spaces all around the city. Currently, he travels nationally and internationally sharing interactive music performances, blending captured moments in life & creative imagery through large projection motion graphics. Building from raw experience and grit, his works send vibrations to help assemble the worlds we want to live in.
LOS ANGELES, CA | Grammy Museum
800 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90015
1PM - 6PM
Elori Saxl Kramer makes music and film. She’s directed films for the New Yorker and Slate and composed music for new music ensembles, Patagonia, Google, Poler, Dove, the New Yorker, This American Life, Public Radio International, Gimlet, MOMA, and more. She’s a member of experimental rock band, Alpenglow, whose music has been featured by Paste, Consequence of Sound, Flood Magazine, Impose, VPR, and more.
New York, NY | HARMAN Store
527 Madison Avenue (at E. 53rd St), Manhattan
12:30PM – 4:30PM
Eddie Lu is a Taiwanese-American musician and arts organizer who bridges cultural and generational divides through community-oriented music programs. As a DJ and beatmaker, he blurs boundaries between hip hop, lo-fi, dance/club music, and ambient field recordings, striving to create a globally accessible sound that reflects the rich legacy of DIY musicianship in facilitating intercultural exchange and understanding. His music explores representations of authenticity in sound. Some of his recent projects include curriculum development with the music education startup Building Beats and partnering with Found Sound Nation and the U.S. State Department to produce a China-based artist residency investigating the intersection between electronic music and minority/folk traditions.
Travon Henry, aka “eu-IV” is a beatmaker, photographer, and painter, born and raised in Baltimore, MD. His production style blends classic off-kilter J Dilla beats, the west-coast acrobatics of Knxwledge, and the psychedelic R&B of Frank Ocean, while staying rooted in the vibrant Baltimore underground scene. With almost 20,000 followers on Soundcloud, he’s established himself as an up-and-coming hip hop producer, collaborating with vocalist Claire Reneé, Austin Bey, and Fly Anakin. As part of the collective label Flow-Fi (and independently), he has released four far-reaching projects: Pearl, Close Your Eyes, Supernova and SHINELIKETHESUN.
Stamford, CT | Library Plaza
1 Public Library Plaza (Bedford St and Broad St)
12:00PM – 5:00PM
Zubin Hensler is a Brooklyn-based composer, performer, and recordist. As a composer, he’s written music for media published by Univision, Pivot, National Geographic, The New Yorker, PBS, Google, and a number of independent film festivals. His work for dance has been presented by Jacob’s Pillow and Gibney Dance. As a performer, he’s toured with The Westerlies, Fleet Foxes, Vieux Farka Toure, and Half Waif. And as a recordist and producer, he’s worked on albums for Half Waif, Hannah Epperson, Vieux Farka Toure, Really Big Pinecone, Moonheart, as well as albums under the moniker ‘twig twig’. Zubin also loves to teach the things he has learned. He has co-led masterclasses and workshops at Juilliard, Yale, NYU, Manhattan School of Music, and MIT.
Ana López-Reyes is a Mexican composer, producer, keyboardist and singer currently based in Brooklyn, NY. Interested in blending acoustic and electronic sound sources, Ana composes and performs under the name Nnux. In 2017, she released the EP Distancia, which incorporates beats, synthesizers, a brass sextet and her voice. Ana has performed both in the US and Mexico in diverse venues, including Nublu, Bowery Electric, H0L0, Trans-Pecos (NY), Jordan Hall (Boston), Bajo Circuito, Cineteca Nacional, National Center for the Arts, Centro Cultural España (Mexico City) and MUSLAB (Argentina/France/Mexico). In 2018, she was selected to be part New Amsterdam Records’ (NY) Composers Lab, led by the label’s artistic director William Brittelle.
Washington, DC | Seasons and Sessions
2427 18th St NW, Washington DC 20009
5:00PM – 9:00PM
Marcelius Martin (aka Kariz Marcel) is a New York born, Baltimore raised producer and social-entrepreneur. With his early musical roots sprouting from hip hop, go-go and Baltimore club music, Kariz’s sound is a seamless blend of those worlds. He recently established The Blackwater Production House, an intergenerational collective of artists and business professionals who specialize in producing socially impactful content via arts and entertainment. In 2007, he founded Kariz Kids Youth Enrichment Services (now Innovation Echo Alliance) and within a decade, the organization has created over 30 teaching artist jobs within communities in Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and upstate New York, serving over 2,000 youth. Marcel is also a prolific digital developer and has won the Grand Prize in the Baltimore Hackathon for the prototype of an app that can help young people make beats, record vocals, and distribute music all while learning core study subjects. A self-proclaimed “Performative Producer”, he has collaborated with a host of acclaimed musicians including Epic/Wonderland Nigerian-American recording artist Jidenna on his 2019 major label release.