Participant Profile

Found Sound Nation

United States
New York

Found Sound Nation (FSN) is a creative agency that uses music-making to connect people across cultural divides. They believe that collaborative music creation is a deeply effective way to become aware of the beauty, trauma, and hidden potential in local communities. Their process gives voice to the underrepresented, unlocks the creative potential of youth, and supports movements for social justice. Over the years, FSN has collaborated with music festivals such as the Lucerne Festival, Switzerland; Make Music NY, New York; the Big Ears Festival, Knoxville, the Metamorphosis Festival in Greece, Harare International Festival of Arts, Zimbabwe; and many more. They have led audio production workshops for Cine Institute in Haiti, worked extensively with Carnegie Hall in New York, Indonesia, and Mexico, and developed music composition workshops with incarcerated youth in the Bronx and Brooklyn.