Souki Mehdaoui is a filmmaker based in New York. After a colorful upbringing across Morocco and the U.S., she studied visual journalism, psychology, and sustainability at UNC Chapel Hill and the Evergreen State College. Through documentary and socially-engaged film projects, she has collaborated with artists from around the world and partnered with organizations like Mason […]

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Christopher Botta is a composer, mixing engineer, and guitarist from Brooklyn, NY. He is a composer/bandleader/guitarist of the garage-chamber septet “the cellar and point”.  Members of the ensemble include players from the JACK Quartet, Mivos Quartet, Mantra Percussion, Transit, and Ensemble Signal. He runs a mixing/mastering studio in Brooklyn called ‘Staple Chest Audio’, where he mixes […]

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Ora DeKornfeld is a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she studied Media Studies and Gender Studies. She likes to tell stories through video, audio and dance. She is candid, intrepid and unapologetically herself. Her work has been recognized by SXSW, Pictures of the Year International, College Photographer of […]

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Nandi Plunkett is a musician and composer from Williamstown, MA. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2011 with a BA in music, specializing in classical singing and composition. She worked as musical director for the Williamstown Theater Festival’s community outreach program The Greylock Theater Project before joining the Found Sound Nation team in 2012. Nandi […]

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Christopher Marianetti, Co-Founder & Artistic Director of Found Sound Nation, is a composer and producer from Albuquerque, New Mexico. His works have premiered at the International Gaudeamus Competition, Merkin Concert Hall, Massachusetts Museum of Modern Art, The Stone, and the Tenri Cultural Institute among others. Recent works include: an animated score for brass band projected […]

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Jeremy Thal, Co-Founder & Artistic Director of Found Sound Nation, is a horn player, composer, and educator. He studied horn, ethnomusicology, and Chinese at Northwestern University, and continues to work as a performer, playing in major music festivals and obscure bookstores around the world. With fellow co-founder Chris Marianetti, Jeremy co-designed Found Sound Nation’s approach […]

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