I am Marten Berger creator of SoundsLikeVanSpirit. I spend two years driving around Europe is a van rigged as a studio to record only Street Musicians. AMA!
Hi everybody, Marten here from SoundsLikeVanSpirit.
I spend the past two years driving around Europe in an old VW van rigged a music studio to record an album with only street musicians from over 20 countries. I'm currently working on transforming 10TB of material I shot throughout the journey into a full length documentary movie.
Yesterday someone posted a trailer I made here on reddit and it got quite some attention and more questions that I could have possibly answered. That's why and to welcome the reddit community I'm making a AmA tonight from 9pm German Time (3pm New York Time). But I'll stay awake as long as I can for you.
Links and all that...
Here's the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEblEp0FKW8
Crowdfunding for Album and Movie: https://www.ulule.com/sounds-like-van-spirit-europes-pavement-melodies/
Van Session Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLajxN38G6r6-5pW5u-A4NFFDSbM241753
A little something about the project and me already...
I'm 26 years old, studied MediaMusic at the ArtEZ conservatory in Enschede (NL) and I happened to record a old Dutch Street musician back in 2014. From this moment on I started to experience street music on a new level. I wanted to record more street musicians and share their story with the world.
Holland was too small, the world was too big. So it had to be Europe.
After one year of preparation and two years of being on the road my mission came to an end (for now).
Check the links for more and I see you tonight to answer all your questions :)