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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.

Our co-release with @thawrarecords, “Galah Waji” by @salwajaradat and @etyenmusic was featured on this month’s ‘The Best...
05/04/2022

Our co-release with @thawrarecords, “Galah Waji” by @salwajaradat and @etyenmusic was featured on this month’s ‘The Best Electronic Music on @bandcamp April 2022’ 👏👏👏 swipe to read and link to listen to their EP on our bio

04/30/2022

The last of our collaborative releases with Beirut’s @thawrarecords is out now. The two track Baada ab EP comes with a beautiful video by director @adamjammal for “Bi Kheir”. It’s been a privilege to build upon connections made through our @onebeatlebanon program last summer and see the continued evolution of this talented crew. Many thanks to @etyenmusic for pushing this project forward through during difficult times in Lebanon. Link in our bio to watch the full video / listen to the EP.

‘What does Beirut feel like in this age of madness? Crisis upon crisis, blow after blow.... economic collapse, oppressed uprising, global pandemic, world-scale explosion, I think we've become a bit numb. And a bit mad, ourselves.’ Bi Kheir”, meaning “I’m okay”, captures the voices of the survivors in the few moments after the explosion, recounting each of the first conversations that the band members had with family and friends after surviving one of the largest non-nuclear explosion in human history. The looming question is “am I really okay?”.

Featuring @mayssajallad @omeia @dani.shukri @Ezrat @microwave.blues
Produced by @Ezrat
Mix & Mastering @christopherbotta

FSN’s @kylarose has guest curated the upcoming issue from the excellent @soundamericanpublications with help from @pauli...
04/29/2022

FSN’s @kylarose has guest curated the upcoming issue from the excellent @soundamericanpublications with help from @paulimsartori. The issue elevates the urgent voices and vital ideas of far-flung musicians & composers, often little known outside of their own native countries and features friends and global collaborators from @1beatmusic and beyond.

Link to pre-order is in our bio and highly recommended! Official release is May 15th.

Articles include:
→ Eva Salina Primack discusses motherhood, rural living, & the influence of Serbian singer Vida Pavlović. ⁣
→ @shabakahutchings describes his journey with the shakuhachi⁣
→ Ghanaian pop-singer @poetra_asantewa uses a damaged knee as a metaphor for collaboration⁣
→ Umlilo dives into the healing power of their most recent recording ⁣
→ Indonesian singer & composer @penicandrarini talks about tradition & loss with Elena Moon Park⁣
→ Cergio Prudencio looks at the “experimental” & “new” through an anti-colonial lens⁣
→ Brazilian composer & experimentalist @jocydeoliveira speaks with techno-wizard @itsmarcioz

04/29/2022

Streaming part two of the Street Studio India public presentation today 11:15am EDT // 8:45pm IST! Featuring @flux.vortex and 9 US and India-based producers of Street Studio India share the unique music projects they’ve undertaken in collaboration with communities in their respective regions.

Tune in on Twitch (link in bio): https://www.twitch.tv/streetstudioindia

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Street Studio India is a project of the NYC-based arts organization Found Sound Nation in collaboration with producers Sandunes (Sanaya Ardeshir) and Half Waif (Nandi Rose), and is supported by the American Embassy New Delhi (@usembassyindia). Video edited by @short___round.

04/28/2022
Street Studio India - Join The Livestream!

Happening now at 11:15am EDT // 8:45pm IST! Ten US and India-based producers of Street Studio India share the unique music projects they’ve undertaken in collaboration with communities in their respective regions.

Tune in on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/streetstudioindia

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Street Studio India is a project of the NYC-based arts organization Found Sound Nation in collaboration with producers Sandunes (Sanaya Ardeshir) and Half Waif (Nandi Rose), and is supported by the American Embassy New Delhi.

Video edited by Jishnu Guha

04/27/2022

This Thursday & Friday, you’re invited to join ten US and India-based producers of Street Studio India for a special live event on Twitch! Listen, watch, and learn about the unique music projects they’ve undertaken in collaboration with their communities.

Thursday + Friday
April 28 + 29
11:15am EDT // 8:45pm IST

LINK :
https://www.twitch.tv/streetstudioindia

In April 2022, Street Studio India brought together socially-engaged producers based in India and the U.S. for a collaborative exchange program centered around the “street studio” -- a methodology developed by Found Sound Nation that takes the basic elements of the music studio to a public place, making the process accessible to anyone in the surrounding community. Over the course of 5 weeks, Street Studio India producers shared production skills, innovated on the street studio methodology, and led independent projects in their respective regions to create original collaborative tracks.

Street Studio India is a project of the NYC-based arts organization Found Sound Nation in collaboration with producers Sandunes (Sanaya Ardeshir) and Half Waif (Nandi Rose), and is supported by the American Embassy New Delhi.

🔥 Graphic by Nikhil Kaul

Check out these snapshots from our Street Studio India program! 10 socially-engaged producers based in India and the US ...
04/26/2022

Check out these snapshots from our Street Studio India program! 10 socially-engaged producers based in India and the US have been meeting over the course of 5 weeks to share and build production skills with one another, in addition to co-leading independent projects with youth in their respective regions, aiming to create original collaborative tracks.

Street Studio India culminates in a virtual presentation this Thursday & Friday, and you’re invited to join the special live events on Twitch! Listen, watch, and learn about the unique music projects they’ve undertaken in collaboration with their communities. 📻🎙🎶

Info:
Thursday + Friday
April 28 + 29
11:15am EDT // 8:45pm IST

LINK :
https://www.twitch.tv/streetstudioindia

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Street Studio India is a project of the NYC-based arts organization Found Sound Nation in collaboration with producers Sandunes (Sanaya Ardeshir) and Half Waif (Nandi Rose), and is supported by the American Embassy New Delhi.

Photos from Amy Reid, Manmeet Kaur, Maassai Collier, Dhir Mody and Krithi Rao.

For the 3rd and final release in the Thawra Records & Found Sound Nation series, we’re very proud to present the beautif...
04/20/2022

For the 3rd and final release in the Thawra Records & Found Sound Nation series, we’re very proud to present the beautiful project Baada Ab composed of the amazing talents of Mayssa Jallad, Omaya Malaeb, Dani Shukri & Ezra Tenenbaum. The band release their self-titled 2-track EP on April 30, and we’re humbled and excited that this release ushers the official launch of our new sub-label Tiny House Music @tinyhouselabel - more news coming very soon.

Series Artwork by @lustrations

@thawrarecords @foundsound @mayssajallad @omeia @dani.shukri @ezrat

04/13/2022

We are excited to announce the return of our in-person OneBeat US residency this Spring (April 18th - May 9th) at The Atlantic Center for The Arts, FL. This ninth edition of OneBeat US will bring together 21 diverse artists from 12 countries & territories to explore the theme of Sonic Imaginaries.

In her research, pioneering musician Pauline Oliveros, described the tendency for contemporary culture to prioritize visual over aural spheres—even in our imagination. As a new fellowship of OneBeat artists comes together, we will ask them to explore the sound of imagination and prioritize their “mind’s ear”, a distinctive under-researched form of self-knowledge and possibility. This is a unique moment in time that has many emerging from pandemic isolation while others recede into new forms of isolation caused by conflict and threats to free expression. This cohort of OneBeat Fellows will enter spaces of collaboration that allow their aural imaginations to freely share diverse perspectives and imagine new sonic futures together.
In the past ten years of the program we have seen the OneBeat mission become a reality, far beyond our initial expectations. As we celebrate a decade of the OneBeat program, we are so pleased and honored to welcome a new cohort to our vibrant, growing OneBeat community!

Learn more about the cohort on our OneBeat 9 program page: https://1beat.org/program/onebeat-9/

Another sample pack from our collaboration with @splice: master daf (frame drum) player, Tarık Aslan (drummertarik), and...
04/13/2022

Another sample pack from our collaboration with @splice: master daf (frame drum) player, Tarık Aslan (drummertarik), and self-taught luthier and craftsman, Ruşen Can Acet, team up with Found Sound Nation to create a set of dynamic percussive Daf loops and intoxicating melodies played on one of the oldest Turkish bowed instruments - the kabak kemane. This set of samples was recorded in Istanbul by Tarık and Ruşen and features hand-built instruments made by the performers themselves.

Download the pack: https://splice.com/sounds/sonic-collective/daf-and-kebak-kemane

Produced by Found Sound Nation
Edited and mixed by Chris Botta

With Street Studio India kicking off last week, meet the final participating producer:Vonna Wolf is a audio visual frequ...
04/12/2022

With Street Studio India kicking off last week, meet the final participating producer:

Vonna Wolf is a audio visual frequency artist, controllerist based in Denver, Colorado with a Bachelor of the Arts Theatre and a Master of Recording Arts with a pedagogy focus. “We all reside water and frequency, we are the instruments of which musical communication is conducted. Manifesting from with in using environments around and to build créate.” Vonna is a Beats By Girlz Denver Director and teaching artist.

Street Studio India is a project of FSN in collaboration with Sandunes & the US Embassy, New Delhi. Follow @streetstudioindia on Instagram to get more updates on the program, and find out more about our street studio projects here: bit.ly/3NRDTJ4

With @streetstudioindia kicking off last week, meet the participating producers:A pioneering Indian MC, Manmeet Kaur exh...
04/12/2022

With @streetstudioindia kicking off last week, meet the participating producers:

A pioneering Indian MC, Manmeet Kaur exhibits skills not only as a rapper but also as a producer, video director, storyteller, and beatmaker. She began performing in 2011, as part of a Bombay-based group of human rights activists, JAPA (Justice and Peace for All), which inspired her to dig deeper “to find purpose beyond conservative appropriations and generationaly stagnating rituals.” She released a debut album in 2014, and has spent the years since, traveling and collaborating with other musicians and beatmakers, documenting many of her journeys as she goes. Several of these explorations have turned into self-produced music videos for her songs. Her recent graphic collaborations with DJ and a multidisciplinary artist, Mister Colfer, are leading to conceptual transformations as they work together on their upcoming audio visual act, C.I.T.O.P.I.R.

Street Studio India is a project of FSN in collaboration with Sandunes & the US Embassy, New Delhi. Follow @streetstudioindia on Instagram to get more updates on the program, and find out more about our street studio projects here: bit.ly/3NRDTJ4

With Street Studio India kicking off last week, meet the participating producers:Brij Dalvi is a Bombay-based music prod...
04/12/2022

With Street Studio India kicking off last week, meet the participating producers:

Brij Dalvi is a Bombay-based music producer, DJ and curator with over 6 years of self-taught music production expertise. ​ As a producer, Brij has dabbled in various genres ranging from downtempo, electronica and lo-fi to other, heavier styles of music. His main music project is called Three Oscillators, an outlet for Brij’s most experimental and intricate work. He has also released music under a few other aliases, catering to different genres. His music has been featured on reputed international music blogs like UKF, XLR8R, Resident Advisor, Mixmag and more, apart from notable Indian websites like Rolling Stone India, GQ India and Wild City, among several others. Apart from this, Brij's music has been used for commercial and non-commercial purposes for brands like PUMA, Lakme Fashion Week and more. Brij has been involved in many individual and collective projects. He’s a part of jwala, an artist collective founded in 2017 whose aim was to uplift and give a platform to upcoming music producers in India in the form of releasing compilations of music, conducting demo live-streams and organising producer meet-ups around the country. He’s also involved in curation; the experience from his time in jwala has helped him shape his curatorial journey, be it releasing a compilation on the 4NCY label under his moniker brijplease, or making countless playlists under another moniker (zzz) that feature 150+ music producers from the subcontinent, serving as an archive for the sheer talent present in this region.

Street Studio India is a project of FSN in collaboration with Sandunes & the US Embassy, New Delhi (@usembassyindia). Follow @streetstudioindia on Instagram to get more updates on the program, and find out more about our street studio projects here: bit.ly/3NRDTJ4

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The OneBeat Sahara residency is underway in the oasis town of Taghit, in the southwestern part of Algeria. A major goal of OneBeat Sahara is to trace the cultural lineage between North Africa and the African diaspora. We look forward to sharing the music and media that the amazing 24 OneBeat Sahara Fellows will create over the next three weeks. OneBeat Sahara is an initiative of Exchange Programs - U.S. Department of State, produced by Bang On A Can’s Found Sound Nation, in partnership with the Algerian Ministry of Culture and Arts and the U.S. Embassy Algiers, with additional support from the U.S. Embassy Libya, Ambassade des Etats-Unis au Mali, the U.S. Embassy in Mauritania, US Embassy Morocco, U.S. Embassy Niamey and the U.S. Embassy in Tunisia. #exchangeourworld #culturaldiplomacy #onebeatsahara U.S. Embassy Tunis OneBeat
Монголын хөгжимчид, ая дуу зохиогчид, болон техник технологи ашиглан уран бүтээл туурвигчдад зориулсан OneBeat 2022 соёлын солилцооны цахим хөтөлбөрийн талаар мэдсэн үү? Хөтөлбөрийн бүртгэл дуусахад ердөө 7 хоног үлдээд байна. Тус хөтөлбөр нь менторинг болон хамтарсан солилцоонд тулгуурлан, оролцогчдодоо дэлхийн даяарх улс үндэстнүүдтэй холбогдож, цахим хамтын ажиллагааны шинэ хэлбэрийг нээх боломжийг олгодог онцлогтой хөтөлбөр юм. 2018, 2019 онуудын OneBeat хөтөлбөрийн төгсөгчид Jigjiddorj Nanzaddorj - Жигжиддорж Нанзаддорж, Tukana's music нартаа баярлааа. Хөгжмийн замналууд тань амжилт бүтээлээр дүүрэн байхыг хүсэн ерөөе! Хэрхэн бүртгүүлэх талаар дэлгэрэнгүй мэдээллийг: https://mn.usembassy.gov/1b-virtual-2022/ Musicians, sound artists, and sonic explorers in Mongolia, hope you didn't miss hearing about our OneBeat Virtual 2022 cultural exchange program! Only seven days left for you to apply. OneBeat Virtual offers a unique opportunity for participants to incubate ideas for new forms of virtual collaboration engaging communities around the world, supported by mentorship and collaborative exchange. Big shout out to our 2018 and 2019 OneBeat alumni Jigjiddorj Nanzaddorj - Жигжиддорж Нанзаддорж and Tukana's music, wishing you all the more success in your musical careers! To learn more about how to apply, visit: https://mn.usembassy.gov/1b-virtual-2022/ Exchange Programs - U.S. Department of State Found Sound Nation OneBeat #culturaldiplomacy #exchangeourworld
Conversations, friendships, workshops — and endless music-making. Here, composer & live-coder Rangga Purnama Aji (Indonesia) & multi-instrumentalist Teagan Faran (Buffalo, NY) take on the world of live coding and improvisation during OneBeat Virtual I. To discover more about eligibility, criteria, and where to apply to OneBeat Virtual 2022 today, head to https://onebeatvirtual2022.fsn-apply.org/ 🎵 Exchange Programs - U.S. Department of State Found Sound Nation #exchangeourworld #CulturalDiplomacy
OneBeat is accepting applications for OneBeat Virtual 2022! During this 8-week period, Fellows will investigate new forms of virtual collaboration, and work together to write, produce, and perform new musical works. Check out this beautiful piece of cross-continental collaboration that took place in last year's OneBeat Virtual residency, featuring quena player Carla Derpic (Bolivia), dutar player Sodirkhon Ubaidulloev (Tajikistan), producer & pianist Ryke (Philippines), and NAVTAR player & composer, Vishnu R (India).💫 Start your application at https://onebeatvirtual2022.fsn-apply.org/! Exchange Programs - U.S. Department of State #1beatmusic Found Sound Nation
Found Sound Nation co-founded music residency and incubator OneBeat returns for another virtual edition in 2022. Counting the likes of Sandunes, MALFNKTION, Ditty and Pulpy Shilpy among its fellows, the programme is inviting 35 musicians and sonic artists from 50 eligible countries to work together over an 8-week period to explore fresh forms of virtual collaboration. The deadline for applications is February 11, 2022. To find out more, head below:
🎵 #OneBeat Misokatra indray ny fandefasana antontan-taratsy ahafahana misitraka ny programa fifanakalozana ara-kolontsaina OneBeat 2022. 🔹 Mpanakanto misehatra amin'ny mozika miisa 35 avy amin'ny firenena 50 no horaisina amin'ity taona ity. 🔹 Amin'ny endriny ampitain-davitra ny programa izay hanomboka amin'ny 11 Jolay hatramin'ny 6 Septambra 2022. 🔹 Mandritra ny 8 herinandro haharetan’ity programa ity dia hisy atrikasa fifanakalozana momba ny famoronana sy fanoratana ary fandrindrana mozika, hisy atrikasa fampiofanana sy fandraisam-peo ary handray anjara amina fampisehoana iombonana ireo mpandray anjara voafantina. Hisy tohana ara-bola sy ara-teknika omena azy ireo ahafahany manaraka hatramin’ny farany ny fandaharam-potoanan’ny One Beat Program. 🔹 Raha mahaliana anao na ny manodidina anao izany dia tsidiho ny: https://onebeatvirtual2022.fsn-apply.org/ ℹ️ Ny OneBeat dia tetikasan'ny Departemantam-panjakana amerikana misahana ny fanabeazana sy ny kolontsaina (ECA) ary vokarin'ny Found Sound Nation. Exchange Programs - U.S. Department of State #1beatmusic #culturaldiplomacy #ExchangeOurWorld
APPLICATIONS FOR ONEBEAT VIRTUAL 2022 NOW OPEN! OneBeat is accepting applications for OneBeat Virtual 2022, which will digitally convene approximately 35 musicians from up to 50 eligible countries and territories. This fully virtual residency program will take place from July 11th - September 6th 2022. During this 8-week period, OneBeat Fellows will investigate new forms of virtual collaboration, form ensembles to write, produce, and perform original work, attend virtual masterclasses and open-studios, participate in online workshops, and produce a streaming final concert for the public. The fellowship involves 28 working days over 8-weeks to allow for both online connection and asynchronous offline project development time. OneBeat Virtual offers a unique opportunity for Fellows to incubate ideas for new forms of virtual collaboration engaging communities around the world, supported by mentorship and collaborative exchange. Apply at: https://onebeatvirtual2022.fsn-apply.org/ OneBeat is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, & produced by Bang on a Can’s Found Sound Nation. Exchange Programs - U.S. Department of State #1beatmusic #culturaldiplomacy #exchangeourworld Found Sound Nation
#ICYMI Calling all 🎙️podcast and 🎶music lovers! The last episode of the OneBeat podcast is out now! Join musician and #ExchangeAlumni Bajram “Kafu” Kinolli as he shares what it was like growing up as a Sufi Muslim in a small city in Kosovo during the 80s and 90s: http://ow.ly/wNiu50H9SWZ Exchange Programs - U.S. Department of State U.S. Department of State U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo Found Sound Nation
So stoked to finally show you guys what We've all been working on during the Virtual residency OneBeat Found Sound Nation Exchange Programs - U.S. Department of State
Serial Story - OneBeat Virtual 2 Such a cool game, Hope you listen to this Amazing serial of Sounds from around the globe 🌎! OneBeat Found Sound Nation Dar America Casablanca
Komposisi musik saya “Maduswara” (arr.Jacob Garchick) akan dimainkan oleh Kronos Quartet 21 October 2021, jam 19:30, di Merkin Concert Hall New York. Selamat menikmati suara-suara atmosphere dari Jawa bersama Kronos Quartet. The concert will include performances by Kaufman Music Center string quartets and students from Montclair State University’s John J. Cali School of Music https://kronosquartet.org/events/detail/new-york-new-york-46/ https://50ftf.kronosquartet.org/composers/peni-candra-rini https://www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/event/bridges-kronos-quartet/ Full Program: Special Music School Quartet @csmusician / Testimony @kodakquartet Trey Spruance / Séraphîta I. Séraphîta II. Le Baphomet III. Séraphîtüs Kronos Quartet Peni Candra Rini (arr. Jacob Garchik) / Maduswara * @millennial_perennial / branching patterns * @SkyMacklay / Vertebrae Aruna Narayan (arr. @reenaesmailcomposer / Mishra Pilu * Jlin (arr. Jacob Garchik) / Little Black Book Full Ensemble Philip Glass/ Quartet Satz PROGRAM SUBJECT TO CHANGE. * World Premiere All works on this program were written for Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire Much love 🤲🏻❤️🇲🇨🇺🇸 Peni Candrarini Peni Candra Rini & Yayasan Jagad Sentana Art thanks to : Kronos Quartet, Kronos Performing Arts Association, Kaufman Music Center, @banper.infras @ditiek Kementerian Pariwisata dan Ekonomi Kreatif, OneBeat Accelerator Found Sound Nation, Asian Cultural Council, Rachel Cooper , Institut Seni Indonesia - ISI Surakarta Photograph Arip Pengenpinter #kronosquartet #penicandrarini #fiftyforthefuture #live #musicconcert #merkinhall #newyork #stringquartet #kaufmanmusiccenter #merkinconcerthall #jacobgarchik #philipglass #music #montclairstateuniversity #calischoolofmusic #csmusician #kodakquartet #bnwp
Thank you for tuning in to our OneBeat Podcast Collider virtual panel last week! Inspired by the 5th episode of The OneBeat Podcast episode with Ghanaian poet and entrepreneur Poetra Asantewa, our panelists — including installations artist Ibrahim Mahama, and Stefania Manfreda, who is the founder of contemporary Ghanaian design brand Lokko House — discussed their visions for how to build a better Ghana (and a better world) through arts infrastructure and community. This illuminating conversation was moderated by radio & TV presenter and artistic activist Akosua Hanson. You can revisit the discussion on our Facebook, or on Found Sound Nation's Youtube Channel. Check out this snippet with some reflective words from Ibrahim.💫 Exchange Programs - U.S. Department of State #exchangeourworld #culturaldiplomacy U.S. Embassy Ghana