In addition to making the best quality sounds, OTB aims to empower artists to pursue work they love, to build community over shared audible experiences, and to bring sound to people in ways they didn’t think they could experience it. Here is where we share all our interactive work, after hours creations, collaborations, and events at the studio.

Happenings / May 15, 2016

Brooklyn Collage Collective

Brooklyn Collage Collective members, Linzi Silverman + Allie Olson, show work at OTB LIVE.

Happenings / March 17, 2016

One Week One Month One Day

We sponsored 1w1m1d‘s monthly art event, a photography exhibit + zine release for Alani Cruz of GrainyDayCollective at OTB Brooklyn.

Break the lazer with your hand to trigger sound.

Sound Art

Mural OTB Brooklyn

Mural going up at OTB Brooklyn, using interactive paint to trigger sounds. Design by Stephen Thunder Nixon.

Touch any part of the plant to trigger sound.

Touch the water to trigger sound.

Sound Art

Prana

OTB made sounds for PRANA, a room-sized interactive sculpture built by B-Reel in which light sequences are triggered by participant’s breath, visualizing unseen energies in our bodies. Named one of the top 20 things to do in July in NYC by Gothamist. On view at the Fridman Gallery Soho.

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Future of Story Telling

The last three years we have done the sound design + mix for work presented at The Future of StoryTelling, the invitation-only, two-day gathering in NY of technology, media, and communications visionaries from around the world. The summit is designed to put participants in direct contact with the most vital ideas, people, and technologies that are shaping the way we tell stories.

OTB LIVE is a monthly, intimate, invitation only music event at our Brooklyn studio, at which three artists each perform a four-song set for a max audience of 60. This is a platform for musicians to be heard by a new audience and a place for like-minded art appreciators to support local musicians and build community. We don’t announce who is playing because we believe in surprises. Free beer is sponsored by Lagunitas. Sign the mailing list to get the invite. If you are interested in playing one or recommending someone to play, please holler@otbirds.com.

My Bubba performs “Gone” live at One Thousand Birds studio in Brooklyn, NY on June 14th, 2015.

Uni Ika Ai performs “Mexico” live at One Thousand Birds studio in Brooklyn, NY on February 20, 2016.

Mobile Steam Unit performs live at One Thousand Birds studio in Brooklyn, NY on May 15, 2016.

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Cassandra Jenkins

Cassandra Jenkins kicks off OTB Live.

Gemma performs “Good Grace” at One Thousand Birds studio in Brooklyn, NY on September 20th, 2015.

Paris_Monster performs “The Cause Of It All” live at One Thousand Birds studio in Brooklyn, NY on February 20, 2016.

Del Water Gap performs “Lost My Cat” at One Thousand Birds studio in Brooklyn, NY on September 20, 2015.

Noelle Tannen & The Filthy No-Nos performs “Life You Ain’t Livin'” live at One Thousand Birds studio in Brooklyn, NY on December 13, 2015.

Lazer Cake performs “Get It Right” at One Thousand Birds studio in Brooklyn, NY on October 18th, 2015.

Tropic Of Pisces performs “Symmetry” at One Thousand Birds studio in Brooklyn, NY on February 15th, 2015.

Paperwhite performs “Magic” at One Thousand Birds studio in Brooklyn, NY on April 12th, 2015.

Scott James performs live at One Thousand Birds studio in Brooklyn, NY on April 16, 2016.

Live Footage performs “Multiple Divide” live at One Thousand Birds studio in Brooklyn, NY on December 13, 2015.

Stabwounds performs at One Thousand Birds studio in Brooklyn, NY on September 20th, 2015.

Cassandra Jenkins performs at OTB Live.

Happenings / January 28, 2016

Sundance Sound Design

Sound design + mix at Sundance for short film Partners. Traveled to celebrate with the the LA team – director Joey Ally, DP/editor TJ Williams.

Sound design by OTB for this animation COMMANDR made for us when we opened our Chinatown studio.

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Podcast Recording

We record a podcast for Late Night Library, which interviews writers and influencers to sustain book culture, promote literature in schools, and support a diverse array of writers early in their careers. Listen here.

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Brooklyn Radio Club

Brooklyn Radio Club hosts their monthly workshop at OTB with a collective of independent producers, sound artists, and professional radio folk from places like Radiolab, Buzzfeed, & WNYC Radio.

Happenings / April 2015

Tribeca Film Festival

Sipping sake at the Tribeca Film Festival Premiere after party, for feature doc we worked on, The Birth of Sake.

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WXYZ Jewelry

Modeling some jewelry from our neighbors WXYZ Jewelry.

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SXSW Sound Design

We are doing the sound design for all movie bumpers at SXSW

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Chinatown Studio

New studio set up in Chinatown NYC. Official opening Oct 1.

Happenings / February 23rd, 2014

Curtin Album Release Party

Throwing a listening party tonight because the new Curtin album sounds AWESOME!