Check out Red Bull Music Academy 2013, where learning, music and culture meet, now open in NYC until May 31st. Check out the Red Bull calendar feed to make sure you don’t miss any upcoming events.
Snapshot of a page in today’s New York Times featuring SoundCloud Hero in Chicago, Jaime Black, aka
You can read the article online
here. Congrats on the NY Times love, Jaime!
StoryCorps | 10 Weeks With My Grandma
We’re thrilled to finally be welcoming StoryCorps to SoundCloud. We’ve been fans for a long time and we couldn’t be happier about this latest addition to the growing community.
Here’s a moving episode with Shelli Wright and her son, Graham Haggett, who remembers his grandmother Sandra Lee Wright, who was killed on September 11, 2001.
SoundCloud Community Fellow Nadia Wilson meets a man who has been playing the violin underground in the NYC Subway for 30 years. Hear his story in this episode of
From Hear to There.
The New York Crimes | Part 1
The New York Crimes is a modern radio play.
In this first episode, Albert and Wallace Wren are two twentysomething brothers living an aimless existence in Brooklyn, until Norman Avery, a reclusive writer, offers them a unique job. Norman hires them to be private investigators for his company, an underground detective agency made up of over-educated and directionless young people in their twenties.
Follow The New York Crimes on SoundCloud and stay updated about Part 2 which becomes available on July 24.
Welcome to SoundCloud,
Sounds good, NYC.
Julia has lived in SoHo for 81 years. She says the block (where I lived for the week) on Thompson between Prince and Spring is the best block in all of New York City. You can find her “sitting out” at the Porto Rico Coffee roasters shop, which has been around for over 100 years and one of last remaining vestiges of this historic neighborhood.
She says, “even if they gave me a mansion, I wouldn’t leave my apartment.”
Julia is super cool.
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The Most Interesting Person in Midtown East - Chicken Delicious
“Chicken” puts on one of the more entertaining and creative acts I’ve seen at a restaurant / bar. He incorporates his 350 flags into his custom designed costumes and will play music relating to your nationality once he figures it out - the night I was there he played German, Armenian, and Iranian music and had flags for each country which we waves as the music is played. The bar is close to the United Nations so there is always an interesting mix of people.
He says of his act, “I never know what’s gonna happen.”
The Most Interesting Person in Midtown East - Chicken Delicious at Mimi’s Cafe by thenycnomad
Here’s “Chicken” as Marilyn Monroe.
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The sounds of Occupy Wall Street by Dan Patterson
It’s back to NYC! Now this recording is a bit personal for me because of its location. The
Washington Square Arch is one of the most iconic structures in Lower Manhattan. To give you a bit of history lesson the arch was originally wooden and meant to be temporary. The first arch was erected in 1889 to commemorate the centennial of George Washington’s inauguration. This wooden arch became a huge hit ultimately motivating the residents to raise money for a beautiful permanent structure. The arch that we see today, built in 1895, is a product of the City Beautiful Movement - where American cities created public spaces and structures that would rival those in European cities. The Washington Square Arch has since stood at its very spot as the gateway to Washington Square Park and the Greenwich Village.
Now, why is this personal you ask? Well the arch has become an unofficial mascot of sorts to NYU, which just happens to be my alma mater. One of the lasting images I have from my first week at college was looking at the majestic arch set against the backdrop of 5th Ave. and the row of beautiful townhouses on the north side of park. Through the years the Park and Arch became a part of the “campus” I came to know. Even though the site of the arch became commonplace I would never give up the chance to just sit by the structure and just take in the sounds on a nice spring or summer day. That’s exactly what you’ll hear in this recording. The sounds that deepened my love for good old New York.
As always I’m looking for user submissions, so check out this
link to find out how you can have your sounds featured on the site!
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