Meet Nathaly Abreu
If you’ve navigated to this page, I’d like to first thank you! Thank you for taking the time to explore Bronxounds! This is my baby and I am so proud to have this out in the interwebs. It’s kind of surreal, to be quite honest with you. The idea came to me during my Sound Studies course my second semester of graduate school at The School of Media Studies at The New School in New York City. We were studying Hildegaard Westerkamp and Annea Lockwood, and I was fascinated by their sound walks and maps. I decided, then, that I want to explore the sounds of my city and create a map as my thesis. And here it is.
This isn’t finished. Not even close. I will continue to record sounds and residents of the borough, and hope that others decide to contribute their own voices and sounds.
To all my Bronx natives, let’s not be silenced. Your voices matter. And the world needs to hear it. I hope that this does justice to the authentic voices of our beautiful, vibrant and notoriously grimy borough.
Now, if you really want to know more about me, here’s my bio, in first person because I don’t have a team that can write this for me:
I am a first generation Dominican American multimedia creative, born and raised in the best borough of New York: The Bronx. (Brooklyn, you’re still a contender! I got love for you.) As you can probably tell from Bronxounds and other projects including my undergraduate capstone: The Bronx is Burning: From Notorious Ashes to Underground Talents, and an ever-evolving series, Bronx Bliss, I am proud of my roots. I will rep my city wherever I go.
You can follow my previous and current projects here: Portfolio