The Sundance Channel has always focused on highlighting pockets of creativity around the world, and now that focus includes the independent music environments in the United States. The channel’s new series, called New American Noise, takes a closer look at the unique music scene in various communities around the nation. The six-part documentary series is produced by Nokia Music and Somesuch & Co.
The Portland, Ore. installment in the series investigates the shoe gaze trend in the culturally vibrant town. Acclaimed director Abteen Bagheri documents on the unique city’s culture, one that emphasizes quality of the art over commercial success. Check out the teaser in the player below.