SOUNDWALK COLLECTIVE is an international art and genre-bending music group based between New York City and Berlin. Founded by Stephan Crasneanscki, including members Simone Merli, and Kamran Sadeghi, they formed in Manhattan to create concept albums, sound installations and live performances.
The Collective combines anthropology, ethnography, non-linear narrative, psychogeography, the observation of nature, and explorations in recording and synthesis. The source material of their works is always linked to specific locations, natural or artificial, and requires long periods of investigative travel and field work. Their works feature collaborations with Berghain, Nan Goldin, Jean-Luc Godard; and Patti Smith in their homage to Nico in their acclaimed, 2016 album “Killer Road”.
Along the years, they performed live, among other spaces and festivals, at Opéra de Lyon; CTM Festival (Berlin); KW Institute of Contemporary Art (Berlin); Volksbühne (Berlin); Stritchka Festival (Kiew); Berghain (Berlin); Arma 17 (Moscow); Barbican Centre (London); Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris); Florence Gould Hall (New York); Mobile Art by Zaha Hadid (Hong Kong, Tokyo, New York); MUDAM (Luxemburg); MuCEM (Marseilles); Museo Madre (Naples); National Museum of Singapore; New Museum (New York); TAP (Poitiers), and Villa de Noailles – Centre d’Art et de Culture Contemporain (Hyères).
They had solo shows at the Rubin Museum of Art (New York), District Six Museum (Cape Town), “Capo d’Arte”, Gagliano del Capo (Lecce, Italy), and in New York’s Times Square, where in April 2016 they mounted JUNGLE-IZED, a large participative audio-visual installation.
SOUNDWALK COLLECTIVE is open to commissioned work.
Photo by Hadley Hudson