Reinventing the World's Missing Musical Instruments

Jeff Slatnick has made and sold musical instruments of all kinds in Greenwich Village since the 1960s. 

"Every music store serves its community," Jeff Slatnick says, "and people as for everything." He has sold musical instruments of all kinds at the Music Inn in Greenwich Village since the 1960s. When he sees something missing from his lineup, he builds it himself. This short documentary from Moonshot Productions' series New Yorkers goes inside Slatnick's basement workshop to see how he combines hundreds of years of tradition with a modern electrical edge. 

New Yorkers is a celebration of the larger-than-life characters that populate the city, from a graffiti artist to an ice sculptor, and many more. The producers of the series discuss the project in an interview with the Atlantic Video channel here

For more videos from Moonshot Productions, visit http://moonshot-productions.com/.

Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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