The Street Performer's Art: How to Get Started as a Busker

When James Muschler is seriously engaged in creating an artistic piece of music, he has been known to compose 40-minute-long pieces simulating 4 billion years of Earth's history based on biological fossil records. But sometimes, he just needs to pay the rent. That's when Muschler, a 20-year-old drummer, composer and New School music student, hits the streets of New York to play jazz or drum-and-bass with his friends in Washington Square Park.