Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Street Studio City

Spontaneous music-making woven into a recorded tapestry.

Starting at 11am on June 21, seven small mobile recording studios will appear on sidewalks throughout NYC. These “Street Studios,” coordinated by Make Music New York and Found Sound Nation, will engage passersby and MMNY festival musicians in the spontaneous, collaborative production of original music. Each street studio will be run by a team of two DJ-engineers. These producers will spend a few hours recording, quick-mixing, looping, and playing back the live sounds, while interacting with the public who stop by to sing, play an instrument, or record sounds that become part of the musical track. The producers will then have two days to mix down one five-minute track to present at the “Street Studio Smackdown” party at National Sawdust in Brooklyn on Thursday, June 23rd (80 North 6th Street, 8 pm to 12 am). Everyone who records material on June 21st is invited to attend.

2016 Street Studio Locations and Times:


Smaller Freedman Andrew Freedman Home 1125 Grand Concourse 3pm – 5pm with Aaron Lazansky (DJ SpazeCraft One), Jay Alpha, & XIXX      


 Fowler Square Lafayette St and Fulton St (Fort Greene) 4pm – 7pm with SHRAF & Black Astonish          LP N Harmony 683 Grand St (Williamsburg) 4pm – 6pm with Chris Marianetti & Ricardo Nigaglioni          Stratosphere 227 Utica Ave (Crown Heights) 12pm – 2pm with Ethereal      


 Grandma’s Place 84 W. 120th St (Harlem) 11am – 1pm with the Manhattan Producers Alliance        Harlem Grown 118 W. 134th St (Harlem) 3pm – 6pm with Kiya Vega-Hutchens and Arjuna Rouette-Prieur      


 Jamaica Performing Arts Center 153-10 Jamaica Ave (Jamaica) 3pm – 6pm with Ezra Tenenbaum & Eddie Lu      

national-sawdust-facadeStreet Studio Smackdown: June 23rd

National Sawdust 80 N. 6th Street, Williamsburg 9 PM Listen and dance to the finished Street Studio tracks from around the world! A panel of judges will vote on their favorite tracks, with the grand prize winner receiving a pair of AKG414 XLII microphones, courtesy of HARMAN. Click here for full Street Studio Smackdown contest rules.
With support from:

Harman   FSN-hannah-square copy