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 – Liliana Greenfield-Sanders was born and raised in the East Village of New York City. After attending Brown University and pursuing her Masters at NYU Grad Film, she made short films that screened at over 50 film festivals, at MOMA, on television, and many scholarships and awards. Her first feature screenplay ADELAIDE was selected for the Sundance Institute’s Screenwriting, Director’s and Producer’s labs. Liliana’s feature screenplay, BYPASS (now “PLASTIC”), won the Sloan Foundation Feature Film grant and the Creative Promise Honorable Mention at the 2012 Tribeca All Access Program. Greenfield-Sanders also blogs for the Huffington Post.
Originally from New York, Rowan Riley is an LA-based producer who works at Anonymous Content. Prior to arriving at Anonymous, she worked in the Film Finance Department at CAA and the Lynn Pleshette Literary Agency. She was recently accepted into the 2013 Sundance Producing Lab with Liliana Greenfield-Sanders’ feature film “Adelaide” and occasionally blogs for The Huffington Post.
Amy Basil is an independent film producer working internationally in both fiction and documentary. As head of development and partner at Lucky Monkey Pictures she focusses on co-productions with Argentina and Lebanon via associated companies Travesia Productions and Abbout Productions. Through her partnership with Maria Teresa Arida and LIBELLULE she has worked across various creative sectors including publishing and restaurants. In addition, Amy is a consultant to the online cinema MUBI.
Joshua Frankel is a director, animator and visual artist. His most recent film, Plan Of The City, combined animation with live action footage to tell a story of buildings blasting off into space and resettling on Mars and was called “Gorgeous” by Alex Ross of The New Yorker. He is currently developing an opera about Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs that will feature projected animation, collaborating closely with composer Judd Greenstein and poet Tracy K. Smith. Frankel was recently selected as a fellow at Sundance’s New Frontier Story Lab. His work has been presented recently at institutions including BAM, the London Institute of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Public Art in Sweden, the Annecy International Festival of Animation and the recent UN World Urban Forum.
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