Record New York

Record New York is an ongoing video series featuring raw and intimate musical performances in New York City.

My name is Stephan Knuesel. I am a cross-cultural documentary filmmaker ( and music video director ( I got into the habit of setting up brief one hour meetings with musician friends, to film them performing a few songs in their neighborhoods. I am usually unprepared, the musicians as well. I love shooting music with a documentary mindset, improvising visually and reacting to the performance and the environment. Really embracing imperfections and hopefully encounter surprises as you might experience them in documentary settings. With Record New York I try to bring the excitement of a live performance onto the screen and hopefully capture a few special moments. More importantly though, I get to discover and share works of artists I love and which perhaps you haven’t heard of yet.

All sound is mixed and sometimes also recorded by J.Allen.

You can see all videos here:
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