The music of the street, around the world.
After a two-year pause during the pandemic, Street Studio Cities returned in 2022!
These Street Studio Cities, organized with Found Sound Nation and HARMAN, brought 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 invited passersby from the community to join in a completely improvised music creation session. At the end of the day, each producer mixed down one track, using only the material recorded on-site, to share the sounds of their city with the world.
Harman is the official sound of Make Music Day Street Studios.
In partnership with:
Found Sound Nation · Tabu & Gabriel Cevallos – Porto Allegre, Brazil
June 21: HARMAN Street Studio, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Espaço Força e Luz – R. dos Andradas, 1223 – Centro Histórico, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Producers: Mateus Miranda and Gabriel Cevallos
Mateus Miranda, aka Tabu is a music producer from Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil, responsible for creating the label ZONAexp and producing for projects like SASKIA’s first album and scoring for video art and advertising. Starting his musical path around 2012 on street parties in public spaces at his hometown, Mateus evolved to circulating through Brazil’s biggest cities and parties. Tabu is also a big appreciator of soundsystem, rave culture and all musicality coming from street movements.
Gabriel Cevallos holds a degree in Cinema and Audiovisual Production and a postgraduate degree in Curatorial Practices. He has been working for more than 15 years in a multidisciplinary way in the creation, curation and production of initiatives related to contemporary art, music and audiovisual. He is the curator and founder of the Kino Beat, a mixed arts festival that completes 12 years in 2022. As a DJ, he keeps his ears to the present, past and future of dance music, using a wide spectrum of this musical source to build unusual and unpredictable collages.
Found Sound Nation · Mustelide & Sean Angelo – Munich, Germany
June 21: HARMAN Street Studio, 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm
JBL Store München, Sendlinger Strasse 46, 80331 München, Germany
Producers: Natallia Kunitskaya and Sean Angelo
Mustelide is the singer, songwriter and producer Natallia Kunitskaya, born in Belarus. Since moving from Minsk to Berlin she has been exploring the borders between Eastern and Western Europe. Stylistically, she draws on avant-pop, experimental electronica and dance music, carefully creating a flow out of analogue synthesizers, field recordings and vocals. In her latest album Ginseng Woman, released on Ukrainian label Masterskaya, Mustelide cultivates her sounds entirely from recordings of broken orchestral instruments, provided by American music residency collective OneBeat, in which she participated in 2017. In addition to numerous club concerts all over the world, she played at such festivals as Reeperbahn Festival, Pop-Kultur, POHODA Festival in Slovakia, Tallinn Music Week, MENT Ljubljana, Vilnius Music Week, Jetlag Festival USA, Atlas Weekend, Stereoleto, Wschod Kultury, Synthposium, and Budapest Showcase Hub.
Raised in Michigan in the periphery of the Detroit Techno and Chicago house scenes of late 90s/early 2000s, Sean Angelo began making electronic music with his first drum machine and synth at 12 years old. He studied recording and composition in New York, and finalized his studies in the electro/breakbeat capital of Orlando, FL. He has been recognized as an analog synth guru, having over 30 vintage synths in his studios in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Costa Rica where artists such as Com Truise, Oneohtrix Point Never, The Egyptian Lover, Chrome Canyon, Brian Ellis, Mild High Club, Stranger Things Theme composers S.U.R.V.I.V.E, Bardo and many others came to visit and collaborate. He now resides and works as a sound designer and app conceptor in global club Mecca Berlin. There, alongside many great minds, he continues his pursuit of music and the manifestation of his vision of a reformed music industry.
Found Sound Nation · Fanni Zahár, Mihály Balázsovics, Mihai Vasiu – Budapest, Hungary
June 21: HARMAN Street Studio, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Nordic Light Office Building (park), 1133 Budapest, Visegrádi street 101
Producers: Fanni Zahár, Mihály Balázsovics, and Mihai Vasiu
Fanni Zahár is a versatile flute and saxophone player who is involved in countless music projects across Europe. Seeking to find ways to implement her playing to any kind of musical environment, she is part of projects such as the Berlin-based international collective called Ábáse, the London-based Kwarmy led by world-renown producer Kwame Yeboah and the award-winning Hungarian singer and producer called Deva. Besides producing her own material (that will be released in 2022) and occasionally playing dj and live sets, she is a recurring artist in projects such as Beta Beta Hungarian afro collective, Lilith’s Rib all female electronic music trio, and many more.
Mihály Balázsovics aka Tink is a Budapest-based rapper and poet, an essential component of the hip-hop culture of Hungary. He is part of many great groups such as Mulató Aztékok and Slow Village, while hosting Sample Temple, a weekly radio-series that represents the hip-hop and sampling culture around the world. He has released several EP’s, rap mixtapes and dj mixes.
Mihai Vasiu is a producer, dj and record collector from Bucharest, with an experience of more than 12 years in record digging, commercial studio work, playing dj sets at festivals and events in Romania or abroad, working with several bands as a music producer and organizing music events.
Found Sound Nation · Andres Belloso – “Chile Chilaca Ocho Ochenta” – Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
June 21: HARMAN Street Studio
12:00 PM at Harman De México, Lote Bravo, Av de las Torres 2290, Los Bravos
5:00 PM at Costumbres, Avenida 16 de septiembre 1821
Producer: Andrés Belloso
Andrés Belloso is a Venezuelan multi-instrumentalist producer and composer based in Mexico City. Currently Belloso publishes music with his rock project Los Estadios Del Alma and his new project under his own name Andrés Belloso producing electronic music, with original Afro-Caribbean rhythms and songs. Andrés has had a great experience and career in music. For fourteen years he was part of the Venezuelan rock band Los Mesoneros, participating as a bassist, arranger and composer in 4 record productions with which they obtained six Latin Grammy nominations and made multiple tours in countries such as Mexico, USA, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Spain and Venezuela. Andrés also works as an audio engineer for documentaries. He recorded the audio for La Causa documentary about the prison system in Venezuela.
Found Sound Nation · Jeremy Thal, Nicole Luján, Marco Guagnelli – “Me Presento” – Querétaro, Mexico
Found Sound Nation · Jeremy Thal, Nicole Luján & Marco Guagnelli – “Las Voces” – Querétaro, Mexico
Found Sound Nation · Jeremy Thal, Nicole Luján & Marco Guagnelli – “Sueños Que Se Sueñan” – Querétaro, Mexico
June 21: HARMAN Street Studio, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Plaza de los Fundadores, Prolongacion Independencia Sur n, La Santa Cruz, Centro, 76000 Santiago de Querétaro
Producers: Nicole Luján, Marco Guagnelli, and Jeremy Thal
Nicole Luján is a producer and sound artist born in Mexico City. She plays solo with her experimental electronic project RSNNC, takes part in the transdisciplinar sound project encounters and is one half of the pop duo Post Neo. Through the use of digital and analog synthesizers, drum machines, samplers, distorted recordings, voice and effects pedals, her sound explores different genres, ranging from pop to ambient and from noise to IDM. She has performed at different festivals and venues in Mexico, Germany, Spain, Argentina and the United States.
Marco Guagnelli is a performer and community theater director. He graduated from the University Theater Center of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Since 2007, he has been making site-specific work using different media such as theater, music, poetry, and performance. In recent years, he has developed artistic projects with communities in vulnerable situations, integrating the testimonies of immigrants, incarcerated people, etc. In 2020 he made, with the filmmaker Kani Lapuerta, the documentary “La Fuga” that shows masculinity inside Mexico City’s prisons. In recently completed a project in Tijuana working with immigrants from Central America and the Caribbean to stage an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Tempest.
Jeremy Thal is a music producer, multi-instrumentalist, and instigator of musical dialogues. As a performer, Jeremy has recorded and toured with indie rock heavyweights Neutral Milk Hotel and The National, and leads his own band, Briars of North America. Jeremy co-founded Found Sound Nation (FSN) in 2010, an organization dedicated to building community across cultural divides through the co-creation of original music. For the last 10 years FSN has produced OneBeat, a groundbreaking cultural exchange that brings together musicians from around the world to co-create original music and to leverage the power of music for social good. Jeremy has led FSN workshops in such varied locations as Rikers Island, the TED Conference, and in more than 20 countries around the world.
Found Sound Nation · Carlos Sánchez, Gabriel Duprat – Tijuana, Mexico
June 21: HARMAN Street Studio, 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Pasaje Rodriguez, Zona Centro, 22000 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico
Producers: Carlos Sánchez and Gabriel Duprat
Carlos Sánchez is a singer, songwriter and producer from the city of Tijuana, Mexico. As a solo artist, he writes and performs his own material as Orlando; as a songwriter, he has written songs for several artists in Mexico and abroad; he also writes about music, reworks and performs jazz standards and stars in original cabaret productions. His debut album “Capullo” (2010) established him as one of the best male voices in Spanish language indie pop. Carlos is currently working on new material for release both in his native Spanish and a new set of songs in English.
Gabriel Duprat is a designer/musician based in Tijuana, Mexico. He’s been active in the city’s music scene since 2001, initially playing guitar and synthesizer with the Electro-pop trio Ibi Ego and the indie rock band Shantelle. His work as a producer mostly explores dreamy atmospheres and harsh electronic beats with a focus on catchy synth hooks and lo-fi aesthetics. In 2012, he founded the now-defunct cassette tape label Prima Crush. There he served as art director providing design and cover artwork for all of the label’s releases as well as contributing as producer and instrumentalist for a few of these projects. Since then he’s continued working with multiple artists on musical releases, theater, and film scoring.
Found Sound Nation · More Eaze – Dallas, Texas
June 21: HARMAN Street Studio, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas, TX 75201
Producer: Mari Maurice
more eaze is the project of composer/multi-instrumentalist mari maurice. her work touches upon myriad genres and often explores themes of gender, identity, intimacy, perception, and the mundane. her compositions have been widely released on a number of international labels including orange milk, ecstatic, leaving records, and lillerne tapes among others. maurice regularly collaborates with artists such as dntel, claire rousay, seth graham, nick zanca, and ben bondy. she is also a member of the bands alexalone and lomelda.
Found Sound Nation · Sean Monaghan & Joseph Corless – Detroit, Michigan
June 21: HARMAN Street Studio, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Campus Martius Park, 800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
Producers: Sean Monaghan and Joseph Corless
Sean Monaghan is a Detroit-based electronic producer and synth player. Sean has toured throughout the United States as a member of the electronic ensemble EMEWS led by Joo Won Park and provided a live improvised score for Kambui Olitujimi’s acclaimed film Where Does the Time Go?. Sean is also a founding member of the Tech Jazz ensemble at Wayne State, where they currently study. Last summer, Sean collaborated with Detroit’s Remove Records, remixing the label’s roster with field recordings from local Black Lives Matter marches, producing an album to raise money for grassroots organizing. Also a skilled programmer, Sean has developed their own custom patches which they use for sampling and live processing saxophone, using the visual language Max MSP.
Joseph Corless is an undergraduate senior at Wayne State University, where he majors in business management. Along with this major, Joseph is also pursuing a minor in music technology. These two fields of study led him to aid in the start-up of a student-run record label, of which he is now the president. In his role at Old Main Records, Joseph organizes virtual and in-person music events, as well as the recording and promotion of signed artists. In his free time, he enjoys recording/mixing his band and making sound effects videos.
Found Sound Nation · Trayer Tryon – Long Beach, California
June 21: HARMAN Street Studio, 12:00 – 4:00 pm
Shannon’s On Pine, 209 Pine Ave, Long Beach CA 90802
Producer: Trayer Tryon
Trayer Tryon is an artist, musician, and engineer living in Echo Park, Los Angeles. He produces for his bands Hundred Waters and Alto Arc, releases music under his own name, and has collaborations with Skrillex, Jonsi, Danny Harle, Moses Sumney, Julie Byrne, Deafheaven’s George Clarke, and more. He also maintains a rigorous & private visual art practice, is dramatically in love, and thoroughly enjoys dining at Zankou Chicken.
Found Sound Nation · Frankie Leroux, Luss – “Yu Heard” – NYC, USA
June 21: HARMAN Street Studio, 12:00 – 4:00 pm
JBL SOHO Store, 19 E Houston St, New York, NY 10012
Producers: Ricardo Nigaglioni and Frankie Leroux
Ricardo Nigaglioni (a.k.a. Luss) is a Bronx-based MC and singer, originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico. Luss has worked as a teaching artist with Carnegie Hall’s Musical Connections project with the Weill Music Institute, Urban Arts Partnership, Hudson’s Kite Nest and Found Sound Nation’s OneBeat program. As an artist he has toured throughout the U.S., South America and Europe and has collaborated with Bronx rapper Kemba, Rebel Diaz and others. His recent single “No Angels” featuring Joe Craze was released in 2021 and has received praise from Earmilk, Fame Magazine, Clout and more.
Frankie Leroux is a multi-hyphenate creative who is equally at home behind a camera as he is in the recording studio. An accomplished music producer, drummer, educator and videographer, Leroux balances his time between many creative pursuits. Hailing from Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, Leroux has worked with Miguel Atwood Ferguson, Kemba, Chris Dave, Cultura Profetica, Nicholas Payton, Claire Delic, Emily King, Alissia, PJ, Young Guru, and Ms. Lauryn Hill. Having recently finished producing “BPM”, the sophomore album of Atlantic Records recording artist Sebastian Mikael, Leroux continues to work with rising stars such as Elliott Skinner and Bebo Dumont. In 2016 Leroux began teaching digital music production and songwriting classes as a part of Carnegie Hall’s Future Music Program. In 2018, Leroux led a series of production and songwriting workshops at Crossroads Juvenile Center. In 2019 Leroux co-produced the song: “Caracoles”, for Artist: Cultura Profética, nominated “Best Alternative Song” in the 2020 Latin Grammys, & it was the single of the album “Sobrevolando” that won “Best Alternative Album” that year in the Latin Grammys.
Found Sound Nation · Nandi Plunkett, Nnux – Stamford, Connecticut
June 21: HARMAN Street Studio, 12:00 – 4:00 pm
1 Public Library Plaza, Stamford, CT 06901
Producers: Nandi Rose and Ana López-Reyes
Nandi Rose is a Hudson Valley-based singer, songwriter, and producer who writes and records under the name Half Waif. Over the past decade, she has built upon her classical training to create a bold and unique sound that melds pop and folk songwriting styles with experimental electronic production and arrangements. Since joining the roster of renowned indie label ANTI- Records, Nandi has released the critically acclaimed records The Caretaker (2020) and Mythopoetics (2021), the latter of which was described by the New York Times as a “chordal anthem” and featured on their Best Songs of the Year list. Nandi has also made an appearance on NPR’s Tiny Desk series and toured internationally.
Nnux is the solo project of Mexican composer, producer and keyboard player Ana López-Reyes. Her music is based on the digital processing of samples from voices, acoustic instruments, everyday sounds, electronic beats and synthesizers. Nnux creates music that aims to be emotional and vulnerable while still being experimental and imaginative. Ana has performed in different venues in Mexico and the USA, including cultural spaces, DIY venues and festivals in Mexico City, Boston and New York City. Her music has been featured on BBC Radio1, FACT Magazine, and XLR8R. She has been commissioned by Metropolis Ensemble (NYC) for the Flamekeepers and Biophony projects (2021) and is currently one of the members of the project MUXX, which received the Art and Technology Grant awarded by Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). She’s been twice awarded the prestigious Jóvenes Creadores grant by the National Endowment for Culture and Arts (Mexico), both in 2019 and 2021. Also interested in the social impact of music, she was recently appointed co-director of Found Sound México, the Mexican division of NY-based organization Found Sound Nation, providing support for musicians whose work plays an important role in empowering communities.