I work as the videographer for Found Sound Nation, a Brooklyn based collective of musicians and artists who use music as a tool to help build strong, just, healthy communities. Here is a short film about what we do, and below are some of the projects that we have been involved with.
For the last four years Found Sound Nation have run a program called OneBeat.
OneBeat brings musicians from around the world for a residency and tour program in the U.S. The program is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Each year I make a series of films documenting the journey of the OneBeat residency and tour.
Below is a feature length version of the 2014 program.
This is a short film about one of our projects; OneBeat Istanbul.
In the spring of 2016 we worked with a group of Kurdish, Syrian and Turkish musicians in the city of Istanbul. Based out of a decommissioned energy plant in the centre of the city and over the course of 2 weeks, we organised public street studios, music workshops with youth groups, we worked with institutions helping blind children and those fleeing conflict, and recorded new music in a variety of spaces around the city; all culminating in a final showcase.
This film is a short document of the work that we did, the music we shared; the sounds of the city and of those involved in the program.