Street Studio City 2015
In collaboration with Make Music Alliance, NAMM, Ableton, and HARMAN, FSN organized teams of producers to set up mobile studios across Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Manhattan for a day of participatory music making. Producers had one afternoon to remix their work and present it in a culminating listening party at our DUMBO loft.
Dates: June 21, 2015
Location: New York, NY
Street Studio Producers: Odetta Hartman, Kiya Vega-Hutchens, Justin Peake, TK Broderick, Chris Marianetti, Ezra Tenenbaum, Brendan Eprile, Jeremy Thal, Marley Kirton, Lorna Dune, Keith Sweaty, Geko Jones, SkyShaker, Brooklyn Shanti, Ethan Smythe, Ricardo Nigaglioni, Victor Vildosóla, DJ Jazzy Jay, DJ SpazeCraft One, Max Alper, Zachary Levine-Caleb & Hang Time Producers, DJ Joro Boro & Sxip Shirey, Samita Sinha & Brian Chase
Partners: NAMM, HARMAN, Boston Consulting Group, and Ableton
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.