Street of Sound is a video documentary project that showcases the talent that everyday street musicians and emerging artists have with the world. We aim to share not only musical talent but also the personal stories of musicians, and provide them with the platform and audience they deserve.
This project was born during the Covid-19 pandemic, when all of the cultural venues New York City usually thrives from, closed down. We started seeing more musicians and performers sharing their art in public space, and we sought to shine a light on their art through high quality recordings.
Street musicians have always shaped the very identity of cities, and brought cultural value that is often overlooked, misused, and very poorly regarded.
We want to change that.
Meet the Team
"What makes me most excited about this project is that it brings together all of my passions:
art, music, cities, and film."
Matias is a documentary filmmaker and photographer passionate about the intersection between cities and art in public space, and holds an MA in Cultural Management from the University of Barcelona and a BA in Communications & Media Studies from the University of Lima, Perú.
At Street of Sound, his roles range from being a filmmaker, sound and video editor, and project manager, all while scouting for busker and emerging talent.
Co-founder and Filmmaker
Ana is a multidisciplinary designer who loves illustrating, urban sketching, and facilitating art workshops at community-based centers, especially with youth and children. She is a graduate of Parsons School of Design, where she studied Integrated Design & Global Studies, with a focus on designing for impact. At Street of Sound, she designs all of our public-facing content (like this very website), leads interviewing and storytelling, and, above all, loves getting to meet new buskers and emerging musicians in NYC and BCN.
Co-founder and Designer
"I love being able to hear buskers' stories who, despite the hardship they face, continue bringing so much life and joy to the city."