For the past three 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.
Make Music Day 2018 will feature Street Studios in cities across the U.S. (Chattanooga TN, Detroit MI, Los Angeles CA, Montclair NJ, Mountain View CA, Nashville TN, New York NY, Reedsburg WI, Salem OR, Seattle WA, Somerville NJ, Stamford CT) and in Bangalore, Budapest, Lagos, Moscow, and Querétaro (Mexico).
Harman is the official sound of Make Music Day Street Studios.
In partnership with:
Participating Countries: Hungary | India | Mexico | Nigeria | Russia | USA
June 21: HARMAN Street Studio at Nordic Light office, Budapest
Váci út 96-98, 1133 Hungary
Producers: Ferko, Algernon Artworks, and Ben Leavez
Though he’s only been releasing music as Ferko since 2017, Ferenc Fabian has been a staple of the Budapest music scene for over 10 years. Working as an in-demand producer, composer and mixing engineer, Ferko is also a teacher at Budapest’s premiere school for electronic music, imPro. Ferko’s beat-driven production style draws heavily from West Coast hip hop and Berlin techno with psychedelic and distinctly Eastern-European influences.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.
June 23: HARMAN Street Studio at VR Mall (11:00AM – 03:00PM)
Devasandra Industrial Estate, Mahadevapura, Whitefield Rd, Bengaluru
Producers: Sandunes and OX7GEN
Sandunes is a keys player, composer and beatsmith. Hailing from Mumbai, her work has trodden a global footprint lately, seeing her open for Bonobo at Manchester International Festival, perform at London’s Barbican Centre under a commission from Warp Records and Boiler Room, take in India’s celebrated Magnetic Fields festival and prestigious National Centre for Performing Arts, Mumbai, and tour the US supporting Pretty Lights. She has partnered with Red Bull TV for their global Searching For Sound series, cataloguing the rich sonic tapestry of Bombay, and guested as a speaker and lecturer at Ableton’s Loop Summit for Music Makers, Mumbai’s G5A, and Point Blank’s production masterclasses. In 2017, she co-founded DASTA – a beatmaker’s collective that focuses on DIY growth and empowerment through the arts in India. Her work has been recognized by Rolling Stone, Red Bull Radio, Resident Advisor, Vh1, Red Bull Music Academy Daily, The Quietus, and The Guardian.Hailing from the shores of Bombay city, OX7GEN is drummer Aditya Ashok’s alter ego. Ashok’s love for Drum & Bass is no secret, but he brings a myriad of influences to OX7GEN’s sound. Being a producer-DJ and a live drummer adds layers of versatility, levelling to a one of a kind dance floor experience. Seven years of extensive touring & several independent releases later, OX7GEN has become synonymous with drum & bass in the country, bringing his brand of melodic, ethereal and cutting edge electronica to every major festival in the subcontinent; right from the beaches of Goa’s Sunburn & Supersonic festivals, to the hills of north India’s Escape Festival as well as closing the Bacardi NH7 Weekender’s Electronic stage for 3 years in a row, BASS Camp festival and many more.
June 21: HARMAN Street Studio (10:00am – 3:00pm)
Plaza Constitución, Portal Bueno, Centro, 76000 Santiago de Querétaro, Qro. Mexico
Producers: Jeremy Thal, Andrés Belloso, and Marco Fernando Guagnelli González
Jeremy Thal is the co-director of OneBeat, an international music exchange run by Found Sound Nation and the U.S. Dept of State, which brings together innovative musicians from around the world to compose, produce and perform original music. As an educator, Jeremy has taught horn in China, gardening in Chicago, and is an active teaching artist through the Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall, running songwriting and production workshops in juvenile detention centers in the Bronx and Brooklyn. A partner in Zerobit Music, Jeremy composes and produces music for film, theater, web sites, and video games. As a performer, he recently worked with Jeff Mangum, has recorded and toured with the critically acclaimed indie-rock band The National, and leads his own band, The Briars of North America.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. In 2016 he founded the first big band in a prison in Mexico City, curated a zine with young people deprived of their freedom and wrote a play with young people with different abilities. He is currently a beneficiary of the scenic creators program of the FONCA 2018 in the interdisciplinary category.
June 21: Street Studios
Domino’s Pizza/Cold Stone: Ajah (2:00pm – 4:00pm) with Psykes
Domino’s Pizza/Cold Stone: Admiralty (2:00pm – 4:00pm) with VC Perez
Unilag: Department of Creative Arts (12:00pm – 2:00pm)
Accelerate Lounge: Unilag (2:00pm – 4:00pm)
June 21: HARMAN Street Studio – Hermitage Garden (2:00pm – 6:00pm)
Producers: Anton Maskeliade and MITYA
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). The artist recognized by the worldwide media: The Guardian, Noisey, Ableton, Red Bull Music and shared stage with Moderat, Mouse On Mars, Matthew Herbert, Emika, The Herbaliser, The Glitch Mob, Dub FX.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 called “1 Life Is Not Enough” was bought by Netflix for its “Dear White People” show.
June 21: Street Studio in Charlotte, NC
Producer: Drew Emerson (BNR Records)
June 21: Street Studio at Miller Plaza Stage (4:00pm – 8:00pm)
850 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402
Producers: Nathan Griffin, Hayden Monfette, Craig Bolin, and Ethan Rutter
June 21: HARMAN Street Studio – Beacon Park (11:00am – 2:00pm)
1901 Grand River Avenue, Detroit MI 48226
Producers: Christopher Marianetti and Sacramento Knoxx
Christopher Marianetti is a composer and educator from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Chris co-founded and co-runs Found Sound Nation, a collective of artists who who use music to inspire and build community. He is a co-director of OneBeat, a music diplomacy initiative, now in its sixth year in partnership with the US State Department’s ECA, bringing together musicians, social entrepreneurs, and artistic innovators from around the world. His work has been presented at the MATA Festival, Lucerne Festival, Gaudeamus, International Symposium on Electronic Art, and MASS MoCA, among others. With Found Sound Nation, Chris has led music labs in South Africa, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Zimbabwe, Italy, and Switzerland, and served as a teaching artist with the Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall. Chris is a MacDowell Colony Fellow, and a PopTech Social Innovation Fellows.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. In addition to creating these dynamic storytelling installations, he creates documentary film and music video encapsulating the experience of struggle and celebration of diverse layers of communities.
June 21: Street Studios
Fullerton Plaza, 125 E. Wilshire Avenue (4:00pm – 8:00pm) with Studio770
Mo’s Music, 121 N Harbor Blvd (3:00pm – 7:00pm) with Detterich-steele
|Los Angeles, CA
June 21: HARMAN Street Studio at HARMAN Experience Center (11:00am – 3:00pm)
Producers: Callie Ryan and Celia Hollander (3.33) of Dublab
Callie Ryan is a Los Angeles-based electronic musician and vocalist who creates textured compositions with a
vulnerable and intentional foundation whilst aiming to invoke feelings of tenderness and self-reflection. She works to express tangible gut responses through emotive and detail-oriented sonic production. Callie is a resident DUBLAB DJ, and has performed alongside artists such as Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Sage Caswell, Kelman Duran, Aisha Devi, Loscil, Leech, Violence, Daedelus, Jimmy Tamborello (DNTEL), and more. She is currently working on her first score for the feature film Ladyworld, directed by Amanda Kramer, and preparing to release her debut record, Health, via Los Angeles based label Outside Insight.Celia Hollander, using the moniker $3.33, is a Los Angeles based artist working in audio recordings, scores, performance, sound installation and text. Her work critically engages ways that audio and the act of listening can question cultural infrastructures, cultivate social connection and enable an awareness of a continuously changing present. Her work has been performed or presented at institutions including MOCA, The Getty, The Skirball Center, The Bowtie Project, Cirrus Gallery, Various Small Fires and 356 Mission. She is a member of the programming committee at Human Resources LA, a non profit artist run space in Chinatown, and a dj on Dublab Radio.
June 21: Street Studio at Trend Coffee (5:00pm – 7:00pm)
411 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair NJ 07042
Producer: Josh Rodriguez (DJ Syndrum)
|Mountain View, CA
June 29: HARMAN Street Studio – Samsung Campus
665 Clyde Avenue, Mountain View CA
Producers: Dahlak Brathwaite and Dion Decibels
Dahlak is a multi-faceted hip-hop artist. Since launching onto the national spoken word scene by appearing on the last two seasons of HBO’s “Russell Simmons presents Def Poetry Jam,” Dahlak has showcased his seamless blend of hip-hop, theatre, and spoken word at over 200 universities throughout the United States and Europe. Dahlak has written and performed in several plays by Broadway veteran Marc Bamuthi Joseph, including Word Becomes Flesh – presented at The Public Theater and Lincoln Center. From 2007 to 2012, Dahlak released five musical projects, including the album Spiritrials that served as a soundtrack to his solo play. Currently, Dahlak is collaborating with director Roberta Uno at CalArts’s Center for New Performance in order to adapt Spiritrials into an ensemble musical.Dion Reiner-Guzman, better known as Dion Decibels, is a San Francisco native who was steeped in sounds from his earliest days. He discovered turntables in 2001 and fell in love with the ability they gave him to shape, transform, and extend his favorite songs. He has since become a major force in the Bay area music scene as a DJ, sound engineer, and producer. He has provided sounds at the San Francisco Symphony, Nokia Theater, Kennedy Center, and Lincoln Center, and DJ’d alongside Daveed Diggs, Digable Planets, Los Rakas, Large Professor, Saul Williams, Van Jones, Yuna, and Watsky. In the theater world, he is best known for his work as musical director and DJ in Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s “Word Becomes Flesh”.
June 21: Street Studio at Fort Houston (10:00am – 5:00pm)
2020 Lindell Ave, Nashville, TN 37203
Producer: Philip Haas
|New York, NY
June 21: Street Studio City
Berg’n, 1000 Dean St, Brooklyn (12:00pm – 4:00pm) with Din//VOID from Sonic Arts for All!
Book Culture, 26-15 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City (4:00pm – 8:00pm) with Naim Hakim
Guitar Center, 25 W 14th Street, Manhattan (12:00pm – 5:00pm) with Spencer Kulow
Rock and Roll Supplies, 176 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn (12:00pm – 4:00pm) with Will Simpson
June 24: HARMAN Street Studio at The HARMAN Store
527 Madison Avenue (at E. 53rd St), Manhattan
Producers: Travon Henry (eu IV) and Ricardo Nigaglioni
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.Ricardo Nigaglioni (a.k.a. Luss) is a Bronx-based MC and singer, originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico. Luss first teamed up with Found Sound Nation as a student and participant in FSN’s inaugural project at Leadership Institute in the Bronx and soon after joined the collective as a Performer, MC, and Teaching Artist. Luss represented Found Sound Nation from 2012-2014 with Carnegie Hall’s Musical Connections project with the Weill Music Institute. Luss has worked as Collaborating Artist and Staff with OneBeat from 2012-2016 and can be found leading a weekly creative music production workshops with Urban Arts Partnership and in public schools across the boroughs. As an artist he has toured throughout the U.S., South America and Europe and in 2015 released an album with Dirty Delorean.
June 21: Street Studio in a cow pasture (8:00am – 9:00am)
Larry and Bridget Mundth Farm, S4340 Co Rd S, Reedsburg, WI 53959
Producer: Shawndell Marks
June 21: Street Studio at Taproot Lounge and Cafe (11:00am – 4:00pm)
356 State Street, Salem OR 97301
Producer: Wil Bakula
June 21: Street Studio at Westlake Park
Producer: Scalar Theorem
June 21: Street Studio (11:00am – 2:00pm)
On Division Street between Main & South Streets
Producers: Chris Gardella
June 21: HARMAN Street Studio at Library Plaza (12:00pm – 5:00pm)
1 Public Library Plaza (Bedford St and Broad St)
Producers: Zubin Hensler and Ricky Nigaglioni
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.Ricardo Nigaglioni (a.k.a. Luss) is a Bronx-based MC and singer, originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico. Luss first teamed up with Found Sound Nation as a student and participant in FSN’s inaugural project at Leadership Institute in the Bronx and soon after joined the collective as a Performer, MC, and Teaching Artist. Luss represented Found Sound Nation from 2012-2014 with Carnegie Hall’s Musical Connections project with the Weill Music Institute. Luss has worked as Collaborating Artist and Staff with OneBeat from 2012-2016 and can be found leading a weekly creative music production workshops with Urban Arts Partnership and in public schools across the boroughs. As an artist he has toured throughout the U.S., South America and Europe and in 2015 released an album with Dirty Delorean.