Lucien Zayan, Invisible Dog
Lauren Was and Adam Eckstrom (Ghost of a Dream), Artists in Residence in Wassaic 2010-2012
Emma and Ani Katz, Recession Art
James Weingrod, Artist, Artist in residence in Wassaic 2010 & 2011
Elan Bogarin, the Wassaic Project Co-Founder and Co-Director emeritus, film maker
Alanna Heiss, Founder and Former Director P.S.1, Art on Air
Asher Remy-Toledo, Curator, Co-Founder of No Longer Empty
Risa Shoup, Curator
Danielle Durchslag, Artist
Michelle Leftheris, Artist
Chair, Curator – Liliana Greenfield-Sanders
Co-Curator – Rowan Riley
Past Advisory Committee Members:
Amy Basil (Mubi)
David Kaplan (Animal Kingdom Films)
Alex MacCallum (The NY Times)
Chair – Tim “Love” Lee has been in the music industry for over 20 years, developing his cult UK dance label into the Tummy Touch Music Group, an international group of companies with a 360° vision for the modern music landscape. Lee’s skills as a DJ have landed him radio shows with the BBC, KISS FM and NYC’s East Village Radio as well as official DJ Mix CD releases from Universal Records, Keep Diggin and Stereo Deluxe / Ministry Of Sound and club & festival dates around the world. www.tummytouchmusicgroup.com
Scott Anderson is a founding partner of a 10 yr old technology consultancy, Control Group. He has also been a respected DJ for over 15 years, was in the rap group Lords of the Rhymes, and is part of the Superspirit Family Band. Scott is the Music Director of the Wassaic Project.
Ben Weber, immediately after graduating from NYU in 1992, Ben went to work for Seed Records, a subsidiary of Atlantic. This kickstarted a decade spent working for record labels that included Elektra, Dedicated and Odeon/Capitol. In 2002, he left label land to start his own artist management company, and currently works at Girlie Action Publicity, Marketing and Management where he manages Nada Surf and Diamond Doves
Kate Kittredge has been working with artists, brands and publications for over 10 years to bring a wide range of creative ideas to life. Currently she is an independent producer of photo shoots, music videos, fashion shows and various art and music events. She is also part of the creative agency Colab Projects, serving as Director of Production and Creative Development, representing artists in the fine art and commercial fields.
Gary Meister is an award-winning composer, music producer and musician, and founder/owner at Naturalistic Music + Sound (http://naturalistic.net), an NYC-based production company that creates original music for film, TV, advertising and new media. He has created music for some of the baddest brands in the land, with clients including HBO, Amazon, TED, Jon Stewart, Martha Stewart, VH1, MTV, Magnolia Pictures as well as a wide range of documentary films. Gary was the leader (singer/songwriter/guitar) of the power-pop band You And What Army. He has worked alongside pioneering ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax, has studied gamelan music in Bali, and was a member of the gamelan ensemble Darma Swara.
Brooklyn, NY based Greg Vegas is music junkie and music professional of all sorts. As an artist manager he has represented international artists such as Peter Bjorn and John, The Caesars, The Radio Dept, Loney Dear, The Suzan, Ed Vallance, Blackstrap and more. In addition, Greg currently holds position as US Label Manager for Cooperative Music after spending over a decade of working with some of the worlds best Independent labels at Alternative Distribution Alliance. Also known as a noise maker, Greg plays with long running improv group THE HAT CITY INTUITIVE, and got his inflated ego with his previous 90’s grungy-pop group MONSTERLAND.
James Friedman has been a fixture in New York’s underground dance music scene for a decade now. As a journalist, DJ, promoter, label head and music supervisor, he has championed emergent sounds and artists like few others in North America. A one time staffer at XLR8R, Vice, and The Fader, he’s also worked at !K7 Records, Trevor Jackson’s Output Recordings, and currently owns and operates Throne of Blood Recordings, Let’s Play House Records, and Passe Publishing.
Chair – Charmaine Warren
Summer 2014 Committee Members
Arthur Aviles – Bessie Award-winning dancer/choreographer, former company member of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and director of The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance
Noémie Lafrance – Acclaimed site-specific Choreographer, Director and Producer, known for her innovative use of public spaces and architecture to stage large-scale performances and films
Earl Mosley – Choreographer/teacher/dancer and founder/artistic director of Diversity of Dance, Inc. and the acclaimed Earl Mosley’s Institute of the Arts (EMIA) in Kent, CT
Anna Glass– Strategy Consultant, Creative Producer and President of Glass Group, LLC – New York City-based project management and production company.
Sally Sommer– Dance historian, dance critic, academic, and leading expert on dance in American popular culture.
Past Advisory Committee Members
Jennifer Wright Cook