Calle record is an online archive project that intends to develop, through a multimedia platform, the recording, documentation and accessibility of music played in public spaces.
Calle Record wants to create the biggest possible archive of musical heritage. This information makes it possible to analyse the cultural and political influences (migration influxes, colonisations) as well as centuries-old traditions, right from the birth of street music.
The map of recordings will allow us to analyse the category and genre maybe even allowing us to understand the origins and hybridisations that generated, and generate still today improbable musical styles.
Aside from the musical analyses, Calle Record is particularly interested in the contexts in which these performances take place. The place of recording, its resonances, its contaminations with the sounds of everyday life (people, animals, mechanical, industrial and natural sounds) are a key factor. These elements often give life to new and unique compositions, sometimes accidentally, which can be surprisingly innovative and which above all contextualise the music in a specific geographical, political, social and historical moment.