Found Sound Nation

Found Sound Nation www.foundsoundnation.org Found Sound Nation is a team of composers, producers, and musicians who design and lead socially-engaged music projects

Found Sound Nation draws upon the expressive power of music and audio production to give voice to underrepresented communities, unlock the creative potential of youth, and build bridges between communities separated by cultures, economic disparities, and geography.

05/02/2021

Learn more about the artists, find a full schedule, and show your support at https://live.bangonacan.org/onebeat-marathon-may-2021/

For four hours on May 2, the OneBeat Marathon will share the power of music and tap into the most urgent and essential sounds of our time. From the Kyrgyz three-stringed komuz played on the high steppe, to the tranceful marimba de chonta of Colombia’s pacific shore, to the Algerian Amazigh highlands and to the trippy organic beats of Bombay’s underground scene — OneBeat finds a unifying possibility of sound that ties us all together.

OneBeat, an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and produced by Found Sound Nation, is redefining music diplomacy. For the past decade, OneBeat residency programs have convened young pioneering musicians from across the world to dive into the musical unknown together and build a global network of artists committed to civic discourse. This event is part a year-long celebration of online events and programs to commemorate OneBeat’s 10th anniversary.

The OneBeat Marathon will be free to stream and all Marathon performers are compensated. But an entire ecosystem of composers and performers need our attention, our love, and our financial support! Please consider purchasing a ticket! Doing so will help Bang on a Can to do more performances, pay more players, and share more music worldwide.

https://live.bangonacan.org/onebeat-marathon-may-2021/#tickets

Congratulations to two of our very favorite guitarists Biodun Kuti Music and Mark Stewart on receiving a grant from Cafe...
04/06/2021

Congratulations to two of our very favorite guitarists Biodun Kuti Music and Mark Stewart on receiving a grant from Cafe Royal Cultural Foundation! We were lucky to have a hand in connecting these two during our OneBeat program way back in 2013, before they went on to tour the world together with Paul Simon. We have exciting things brewing with Mark and Biodun coming later this year 💫

Congratulations to two of our very favorite guitarists Biodun Kuti Music and Mark Stewart on receiving a grant from Cafe Royal Cultural Foundation! We were lucky to have a hand in connecting these two during our OneBeat program way back in 2013, before they went on to tour the world together with Paul Simon. We have exciting things brewing with Mark and Biodun coming later this year 💫

Wall Piano, a video by Asma Ghanem, Christopher Marianetti and Alexia Webster filmed in Ramallah, Palestine as part of F...
03/09/2021
International Competition 8: Do The Right Thing!

Wall Piano, a video by Asma Ghanem, Christopher Marianetti and Alexia Webster filmed in Ramallah, Palestine as part of FSN's Mosaic project, is screening tomorrow as part of Tampere Film Festival!

Read more and sign up to watch: https://tamperefilmfestival.fi/en/programme/international-competition/

A total of 6 330 films were submitted to the International Competition, which is an all-time record. International Competition screenings present all selected short films. No geoblocks in the…

01/29/2021

Announcing OneBeat Lebanon, a new intensive digital residency! Open to musicians 19-35 from the U.S. and Lebanon. Visit lebanon2021.fsn-apply.org for more information.

Application Open Jan 29 - Feb 26, 2021
29 كانون الثاني - 26 شباط 2021 الطلب مجاني

OneBeat Lebanon is an initiative of Exchange Programs - U.S. Department of State and produced by Found Sound Nation. This program was produced with the generous support of the Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Embassy Beirut.

2019 OneBeat Fellow Jason Kunwar speaks with FSN's Nyokabi Kariuki about Confluence, a program created for Nepalese musi...
12/15/2020
2019 OneBeat Fellow Jason Kunwar on creating a space for Nepalese musicians during the pandemic

2019 OneBeat Fellow Jason Kunwar speaks with FSN's Nyokabi Kariuki about Confluence, a program created for Nepalese musicians from diverse backgrounds to meet and collaborate during the pandemic. Confluence is supported by the OneBeat Accelerator Grant, and their final concert will be shared on the Confluence YouTube channel this Friday!

#1beatmusic U.S. Embassy, Nepal Exchange Programs - U.S. Department of State

Found Sound Nation’s Nyokabi Kariuki talks to the second round recipients of OneBeat’s Accelerator Grant

Please consider supporting Building Beats, an initiative of former FSN teaching artist Phi Unit that teaches entrepreneu...
12/02/2020
Support Building Beats in #BrooklynGives! | #BrooklynGives 2020

Please consider supporting Building Beats, an initiative of former FSN teaching artist Phi Unit that teaches entrepreneurial & leadership skills through DJing & music production programs:

I’m ready to support Building Beats on November 10, 2020 during #BrooklynGives 2020. Learn more about Building Beats and all the other organizations participating in #BrooklynGives.

11/27/2020
OneBeat

The OneBeat Marathon re-stream starts in 40 minutes!

live.bangonacan.org

We're going to be restreaming the OneBeat Marathon starting today at 12 pm EST until Sunday night, Nov 29 at midnight EST!

You can watch the livestream here: live.bangonacan.org

The OneBeat Marathon is a global music celebration curated and hosted by Found Sound Nation that features 18 sets of surprising, soulful music in solo, duo and trio acts from former OneBeat fellows.

Featuring performances from Ladama, Biodun Kuti, Peni Candrarini, Amir ElSaffar, Dumama, Dylan Greene, Kechou, Shruti Bhave, Alexander Arkhincheev, Amy Garapic, Jess Tsang, Meng Qi, Aurora Nealand, Johanna Amaya Conejo, Jay Afrisando, Daniel De Mendoza Lozano, Ng Chor Guan, Samah Boulmona, Anna RG, Poetra Asantewa, Dahlak Brathwaite, Mustelide, Jinda Kanjo and Kyungso Park.

#1beatmusic @Exchange Programs - U.S. Department of State

11/18/2020
pioneer-works

This weekend, join our friends at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn Raga Massive, & Rubin Museum of Art on Nov 21 - Nov 22 for Ragas Live Festival, an epic 24-hour, 24-set celebration of what The New York Times calls “the Raga Renaissance, flowering in Brooklyn.” Now in its ninth year and virtual, the immersive experience has expanded to include over 90 artists from 13 cities, including the major torchbearers of traditional and new genres of music such as Terry Riley, Toumani Diabate, Zakir Hussain, and Betsayda Machado.

RSVP: bit.ly/RagasLive
#RagasLive2020

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The OneBeat Marathon was a success, and we’re so grateful to all of you who tuned in to watch all the incredible perform...
11/15/2020
Bang on a Can Live

The OneBeat Marathon was a success, and we’re so grateful to all of you who tuned in to watch all the incredible performances from our talented Fellows. There’s more good news— the concert will be RE-STREAMED at 12AM-4AM (Eastern Time), particularly for our audiences in different time zones. Thanks again for watching, and catch the rebroadcast at https://live.bangonacan.org/.

A GLOBAL MUSIC CELEBRATION November 15, 2020 12pm – 4pm ET (rebroadcast: nov 16 12am et / 5am GMT) CURATED AND HOSTED BY This Fall marks the 10th anniversary of OneBeat, the series of revolutionary international collaborations led by our Found Sound Nation team. This is some of the most noble work...

Join us for the OneBeat Marathon streaming now! First up on the program is renowned diphonic throat singer Alexander Arc...
11/15/2020
Bang on a Can Live

Join us for the OneBeat Marathon streaming now! First up on the program is renowned diphonic throat singer Alexander Arckhincheev, who is a tireless advocate of Buryat culture. He is performing his set from the mountainous Lake Baikal region of Siberia. Tune in at https://live.bangonacan.org/

A GLOBAL MUSIC CELEBRATION   November 15, 2020 12pm – 4pm ET CURATED AND HOSTED BY This Fall marks the 10th anniversary of OneBeat, the series of revolutionary international collaborations led by our Found Sound Nation team. This is some of the most noble work we know of – using music to build ...

We’re counting down to the OneBeat Marathon, which starts TOMORROW at 12PM ET! From the soulful lyricism of Ghanaian sto...
11/14/2020
Bang on a Can Live

We’re counting down to the OneBeat Marathon, which starts TOMORROW at 12PM ET! From the soulful lyricism of Ghanaian storyteller Poetra Asantewa to a special duo performance from Biodun Kuti and Bang on a Can All-Star Mark Stewart & much more, our 4-hour virtual concert will stun, inspire, and connect with you. In addition to the 18 incredible performances, there’ll be live interviews offering insight into the artists’ work and lives during the pandemic. Tune in at https://live.bangonacan.org/.

A GLOBAL MUSIC CELEBRATION   November 15, 2020 12pm – 4pm ET CURATED AND HOSTED BY This Fall marks the 10th anniversary of OneBeat, the series of revolutionary international collaborations led by our Found Sound Nation team. This is some of the most noble work we know of – using music to build ...

Here's a little taste of what to expect during the OneBeat Marathon this Sunday. Ladama is comprised of five alumni of O...
11/12/2020
LADAMA: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Here's a little taste of what to expect during the OneBeat Marathon this Sunday. Ladama is comprised of five alumni of OneBeat 2014 & 2015: Lara Klaus (Recife, Brazil), Daniela Serna (Bogota, Colombia), Maria Gonzalez (Barquisimento, Venezuela), Sara Lucas (Brooklyn, USA), and Pat Swoboda (Brooklyn, USA). Check out their recent NPR Music #TinyDesk concert, and catch them live this Sunday at 12pm ET!

#1beatmusic Bang on a Can

Watch LADAMA perform "Sin Ataduras", "Elo", "Tierra Tiembla", and "Inmigrante" at the Tiny Desk. May 30, 2019 | Felix Contreras -- During the course of their...

TIGAtrio, made up of multi-instrumentalist Jay Afrisando  (Indonesia), theremin player and electronic musician Ng Chor G...
11/11/2020
Tiga Trio plays live from a long distance - OneBeat

TIGAtrio, made up of multi-instrumentalist Jay Afrisando (Indonesia), theremin player and electronic musician Ng Chor Guan (Malaysia) and bassist Daniel De Mendoza Lozano (Colombia), have been rehearsing and performing remotely since long before the quarantine started. Read about how the group, which formed during the 2015 OneBeat residency, learned to embrace some of the challenges that come with overseas collaborations, and don’t miss a special performance by them live during the OneBeat Marathon this Sunday November 15th at 12pm ET!

Bang on a Can

Tiga Trio is multi-instrumentalist Jay Afrisando (Indonesia), theremin player and electronic musician Ng Chor Guan (Malaysia) and bassist Daniel de

We’re working hard to bring you the OneBeat Marathon, curated by the Found Sound Nation team, as a continuation of Bang ...
11/11/2020
OneBeat Introduction - YouTube

We’re working hard to bring you the OneBeat Marathon, curated by the Found Sound Nation team, as a continuation of Bang on a Can's online marathon series that have already featured some of the leading composers & performers in contemporary music today— from jazz legend Oliver Lake, to Meredith Monk, Theo Bleckmann, and Cuban composer Tania León. The OneBeat Marathon celebrates the unique global sounds of our OneBeat Fellows, who will be performing from a constellation of places around the world including Accra, Beijing, Berlin, Bogotá, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Mumbai, the mountainous Lake Baikal region in Siberia, Beirut, New York City, Sacramento, Seoul, Sulaymaniyah and more! Check out this intro video to OneBeat, and join us THIS SUNDAY on November 15th at 12pm ET, for the marathon!

OneBeat brings together emerging musical leaders from around the world to collaboratively create original work and to develop a global network of civically enga...

Today, OneBeat announced nine new recipients of the OneBeat Accelerator.  The OneBeat Accelerator provides a micro-grant...
11/09/2020
Second Round of OneBeat Accelerator Recipients Announced - OneBeat

Today, OneBeat announced nine new recipients of the OneBeat Accelerator. The OneBeat Accelerator provides a micro-grant to Alumni for the development and implementation of follow-on projects which support democratic principles and address topics such as access to education, community resilience, economic empowerment, media literacy, and youth empowerment.

This summer and fall, OneBeat led two rounds of Accelerator competitions. Applications were reviewed by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, OneBeat staff, and guest artists.

#1beatmusic

📸: Hannah Devereux

OneBeat is excited to announce nine new recipients of the OneBeat Accelerator. The OneBeat Accelerator provides a micro-grant to Alumni for the

The first Bang on a Can Marathon started in 1987, and its founders Michael Gordon, Julia Wolfe and David Lang created it...
11/04/2020
Virus Pushes the Bang on a Can Marathon Online

The first Bang on a Can Marathon started in 1987, and its founders Michael Gordon, Julia Wolfe and David Lang created it as a way to break down the barriers that separate musical communities. As the social engagement wing of BOAC, Found Sound Nation is excited to be curating the next marathon, presenting the musical voices of OneBeat Fellows from all over the world who are pushing the boundaries in both music-making, and in the ways that music can impact and effect positive change in their communities. Check out this New York Times interview with Julia, Michael and David that took place earlier this year, and don’t forget to tune in to the OneBeat Marathon on November 15th at 12pm ET!

The beloved New York musical event was set to expand this year, but will instead be livestreamed on Sunday.

11/03/2020
OneBeat

Save the date! #onebeatmarathon

Tune in to the OneBeat Marathon on November 15th at 12pm ET for a special performance by 2015 OneBeat alumna Peni Candra Rini, who is one of Indonesia’s most distinguished Sindhen singers, and a champion of the gamelan musical traditions of Indonesia. Below is a stunning performance of her beautiful new piece, "Ayem" ('Peace').

#1beatmusic
US.Embassy Jakarta Bang on a Can Exchange Programs - U.S. Department of State

“I think everything boils down to identity…For anybody in anything, not even necessarily music, to be very aware of your...
10/30/2020
2014 OneBeat Fellow Blessing Chimanga on traditional music, education, and the legacy of the…

“I think everything boils down to identity…For anybody in anything, not even necessarily music, to be very aware of your identity, and to be proud of your identity. As long as you’re not proud of your identity, you’re always going to be colonized in your mindset and in everything that you do.”

In the next powerful interview for our OneBeat Accelerator series, Found Sound Nation's Nyokabi Kariuki talks to 2014 Fellow Blessing Bled Chimanga about passing on the legacy of the Zimbabwean marimba to the next generation of musicians.

Found Sound Nation’s Nyokabi Kariuki talks to the first round recipients of OneBeat’s Accelerator Grant

10/23/2020

LADAMA is comprised of five alumni of OneBeat 2014 & 2015: Lara Klaus (Recife, Brazil), Daniela Serna (Bogota, Colombia), Maria Gonzalez (Barquisimento, Venezuela), Sara Lucas (Brooklyn, USA), and Pat Swoboda (Brooklyn, USA).

The project was the first arts-based project to win a grant from U.S. State Department’s International Exchange Alumni Innovation Fund and has gone on to perform and lead creative workshops in Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela and throughout the U.S.

Enjoy their latest album, 'Oye Mujer' released this past July, and don't forget to tune in to the #OneBeatMarathon on November 15th at 12pm ET for a special live performance by Ladama!

“It’s not enough just to enjoy the music, it’s important to have this space to talk about what happens…They need to have...
10/23/2020
“As women, we need to fight for all of us”: 2014 Fellow Daniela Serna on finding her Totona Power

“It’s not enough just to enjoy the music, it’s important to have this space to talk about what happens…They need to have the microphone and people need to just listen, because that’s what’s missing from our industry.”

2014 OneBeat Fellow Daniela Serna is one of the first-round recipients of OneBeat's 2020 Accelerator Grant, and she connects with Found Sound Nation's Nyokabi Kariuki on feminism, the start of groundbreaking band Ladama, and her new Totona Power Podcast — a feminist space for conversation and reflection, focused on the stories of Afro-Colombian and Palenque women musicians in Colombia.

Found Sound Nation’s Nyokabi Kariuki talks to the first round recipients of OneBeat’s Accelerator Grant

10/23/2020

Last but not least! Kali Malone's 2019 album 'The Sacrificial Code', featuring three performances recorded on 3 different pipe organs.

"The recordings here involved careful close miking of the pipe organ in such a way as to eliminate environmental identifiers as far as possible - essentially removing the large hall reverb so inextricably linked to the instrument."

What an organ sound!

I will put a link to the full playlist I made for this week in the comments.

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This week’s takeover has been a selection of music that has helped FSN's Alejandro Salazar Dyer cope with anxiety.

10/23/2020
[email protected]: Amir ElSaffar Live Living Room Concert

Here's OneBeat alumnus Amir ElSaffar performing recently with members of the Rivers of Sound Orchestra. Amir's compositions have a unique way of melding traditional and avant-guard styes from the Middle East to middle America. Catch him live, along with performances by 24 other OneBeat alumni and collaborators during the #OneBeatMarathon on November 15th from 12 to 4pm ET!

ElSaffar's transcendent fusion of Arabic music and jazz has made him a Hop favorite as well as a leading figure in contemporary music. Hear him perform with ...

"I came across Hainbach by chance recently. He's a German experimental electronic music composer and performer. Hainbach...
10/22/2020
Hainbach - Light Splitting

"I came across Hainbach by chance recently. He's a German experimental electronic music composer and performer. Hainbach has a pretty popular youtube channel where he offers tutorials and reviews of modular synths, tape and test equipment. I love the textures in his low-fi compositions. His tape loops are especially soothing."

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This week’s takeover is a selection of music that has helped FSN's Alejandro Salazar Dyer cope with anxiety.

Berlin-based synthesist Hainbach and filmmaker Julian Moser first came together in 2016 when Moser enlisted Hainbach to create a score for his short document...

The #OneBeatMarathon will close with a festive duo between longtime OneBeat collaborating artist Mark Stewart and Nigeri...
10/21/2020

The #OneBeatMarathon will close with a festive duo between longtime OneBeat collaborating artist Mark Stewart and Nigerian guitarist and alumnus Biodun Kuti. The two first met during the 2013 OneBeat residency and tour. Tune in on Sunday November 15th from 12 to 4pm ET to watch them perform!

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