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.
Make Music Day 2019 featured Street Studios in cities across the U.S. and around the world in Budapest, Islamabad, Lagos, Moscow, and Querétaro.
Harman is the official sound of Make Music Day Street Studios.
In partnership with:
Participating Countries: Hungary | Mexico | Nigeria |Pakistan | Russia | USA
June 21: HARMAN Street Studio at Nordic Light office (2:00pm – 6:00pm)
Váci út 96-98, 1133 Budapest, Hungary
Producers: Algernon Artworks and Ben Leavez
Algernon Artworks: Judit Vincze’s piano focused downtempo project, flavored with techno and cinematic vibes. She loves crossfading music with different fields – her last album was based on the psychological thesis of the five love languages. Besides making her music, Judit is a teacher and manager in imPro School, Hungary’s only Ableton certified training center.
Ben Leavez is an experimental / IDM music artist, who combines the abstract rhythmical nature of today’s electronic music with colorful instrumental themes and surprising arrangements. His live acts are dominated by highly saturated soundscapes and broken rhythms, but more recently minimalistic dance music-oriented pulsations became important too.
June 21: HARMAN Street Studio in front of Balkan Bistro (11:00am – 4:00pm)
on the side of Plaza de los Fundadores
Andador Gutierrez Najera #36 Col Centro Barrio de la Cruz, Queretaro 76020
Producers: Andrés Belloso and Marco Fernando Guagnelli González
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 Across Lagos
coordinated by Make Music Lagos
Maryland Mall, with Dapo & Don L37 (12pm)
Ikeja City Mall, with Florocka (12pm)
Lagos City Mall, Onikan with VC Perez (12pm)
Green Space with Willz (5pm)
Department of Creative Arts, Unilag with ALTIMS (12pm)
Greenland Sound Factory, with Wole Adesanya (10am)
June 21: Street Studio at Fatima Jinnah Park
F-9, Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan
Producer: Muhammad Aqib Jamil
Muhammad Aqib Jamil is a Composer, Producer & Audio Engineer. He transitioned from Electronics Engineering to a world of music. His mentor is J. Anthony Allen, who holds a PhD in Music Composition and he is also an Ableton Live Certified Trainer, co-founder, owner and CEO of Slam Academy, a multimedia educational space in downtown Minneapolis. At present he is working with two organizations Daastan and Varga Core as a Sound Engineer.
June 21: HARMAN Street Studio at VDNKH Park (5:00pm – 8:00pm)
Prospekt Mira, 119, Moskva, Russia, 129223
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 City on Fulton Avenue, all 3:00pm – 6:00pm
coordinated by Natie
Ata Turkish Restaurant, 887 Fulton St (near Vanderbilt) with producer Greg Banks
Do It Best Hardware, 900 Fulton St (near Washington) with producer Fernando Singleton
Fulton Bikes, 997 Fulton St (near Cambridge) with producer Thomas Piper
Outpost Cafe, 1014 Fulton St (near Downing) with DJ Transaction
Always and Forever Cafe, 1081 Fulton St (near Classon) with Edson Sean
|Los Angeles, CA
June 21: HARMAN Street Studio at the GRAMMY Museum (1:00pm – 6:00pm)
800 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90015
Producer: Elori Kramer
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.
June 21: HARMAN Street Studio at The HARMAN Store (11:30am – 3:30pm)
527 Madison Avenue (at E. 53rd St), Manhattan
Producer: Eddie Lu and Travon Henry (eu IV)
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.
June 21: HARMAN Street Studio – HARMAN Office (11:00am – 4:00pm)
Producer: Sacramento Knoxx
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.
|San Jose, CA
June 21: Street Studio at Circle A Skate Shop (4:00pm – 7:00pm)
108 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose CA 95113
Producer: Rey Resurreccion
San Jose, California recording rapper / producer / sound engineer Rey Resurreccion comes with a smooth, laid back style over a combination of hard drums, original compositions, nostalgic samples, and heavy synths. Resurreccion has spent over a decade honing his craft not only as an emcee, but also as a producer, engineer and musician. Rey Res has been on the move throughout the years, making a lot of noise in the States and beyond. While simultaneously strengthening his internet buzz Rey has toured throughout the United States and independently released a catalog of work.
June 21: Street Studio with Beats Lyrics Leaders
Producer: J Ross Parrelli
J Ross Parrelli is what it would sound like if Joss Stone had been raised in the same duplex as Notorious B.I.G. Recently signed to Universal Records, J Ross Parrelli’s repertoire includes rap battles and festival stages from the Bronx to the Bay. Sultry songstress turned community cultivator, Parrelli has spoken and performed at youth leadership conferences all over the globe. Her interest in education reform led her to co-found Beats, Lyrics, Leaders through which she is developing Hip Hop based curriculum now being piloted in schools, foster youth programs, and native reservations.
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 Ana López-Reyes
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.
June 21: HARMAN Street Studio at Seasons and Sessions (4:00pm – 9:00pm)
2427 18th St NW, Washington DC 20009
Producer: Kariz Marcel
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.