These are the faces of OneBeat 2012 - staff and fellows - at the final closing party in Bang on a Can's head offices in Brooklyn.
It was an incredible experience to be part of, and I feel tremendously lucky to have met and made friends with so many talented, wonderful people from all around the world.
OneBeat brings musicians from around the world for a residency and tour program in the U.S. OneBeat is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and produced by Bang on a Can's Found Sound Nation.
OneBeat consists of a two-week Residency, when Fellows create original material and develop workshop ideas to engage local communities, and a two-week Tour, when Fellows give performances, collaborate with local musicians and lead workshops with youth and communities groups. OneBeat Fellows work with a diverse group of expert Collaborating Artists—including luminaries of classical music, hip-hop, jazz and more—to develop and deepen the scope of their collaborative work.
You can see all the films from OneBeat 2012 here - (I do apologies Vimeo)
For more information please visit 1beat.org
Music and Film by Temujin Doran.