Join us for a meet, greet and hang; where good vibes are traded for new perspectives among professionals across the fields of #sound, #art, #vision and #expression.
Allison owns Manic Monkee, which is a firm that does strategic business development, experiential marketing, creative engaging activations for all kinds of brands, produces festivals/events and aligns brands with sponsorship/partnerships. Manic Monkee is also an artist development and management firm Allison is also on the Board of Directors for Non-Profit music charity Sweet Relief. Allison produced LA's first all solar powered music festival Sunstock Solar Festival where all the proceeds went to children with cancer. Allison is the head of partnerships for Muzooka that manages digital artist assets and has streamlined set list reporting and helping rights holders get paid when their songs are performed live. Shaw also curates the annual Tarfest festival in LA at the La Brea Tar Pits. Allison also works on the Strange 80's/90's shows being held around the country and whose proceeds benefit a different charity each show. Allison is the head booker for the annual Moogfest in Durham, North Carolina a 4 day conference and festival created by Bob Moog who created the Moog synthesizer.
Shaw started her career in music writing for MTV/VH1. Allison also founded Hyperactive Music Magazine which was in over 1200 locations nationally. She also started Hyperactive Conference and Music Festival with 200 bands and 60 speakers annually, and was the executive director for Santa Fe Muzik festival with over 65k in attendance over 3 days. Allison worked for Rachael Ray's entertainment company Watch and was co-creator and producer for the Rachael Ray Feedback SXSW. She also ran the label Listen Records/Sony. Shaw is also co-creator for the Whole Foods/Quantum Collective/SX Invasion during SXSW showcase which produced the first ever Amazon appearance and Fitbit. Allison formally was Director of Brand Strategy for Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee's Public Enemy.
Jeremy Lee is a veteran sound content and system designer for immersive entertainment aural experiences from concept to integration with a heavy emphasis on large audience theatrical platforms. He has written music, designed sound effects and customized sound systems at every scale in theatres around the world as well as creating innovative soundscapes and music for video games, podcasts and advertising. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and nominations for outstanding sound design including the Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award, Austin Critics Table Award, Helen Hayes Award in Washington D.C., and a New York Innovative Theatre award. When he’s not creating noise in a studio or other parts of his life, he also serves as a dedicated mentor, student, and collaborator, bringing fresh ideas to the table with the belief that the best ones will be expanded on by collaborators to make a whole that’s better than the sum of its parts. Jeremy also spent 5 years running the Sound Design program at CCM at the University of Cincinnati.
In addition to designing sound and teaching, Jeremy has been invited to lecture on Ambisonics (360º audio) in Taipei, led sessions at the Broadway Sound Master Classes, and was a keynote speaker at SETC (South East Theatre Conference). He acted as the Sound Design Trustee on the Eastern Regional Board of IATSE USA-829 for 6 years, and served on the negotiating committee for the Broadway and LORT contracts. Since relocating to Los Angeles, Jeremy designed Video Palace, an episodic podcast for AMC’s Shudder with the production team from the Blair Witch Project, and a haunted house adaptation of Macbeth.
DJ Journey and Aparna Mukherjee share with us the story from the panel on which they both spoke at SXSW. As storytelling tools evolve, sound persists as the most immersive yet intimate audience experience—and the new, golden age of audio is all about control. This session demonstrates how the power of social sound and pervasive tech for individuals to both produce and share at scale and consume in new and unexpected ways is changing the shape of brand and enterprise storytelling. We’ll explore how music, marketing, and industrial design veterans with rich experiences on the mic and behind it are leading on new formats and transforming content production, enabling anyone to create and share. Attendees will leave with a fuller understanding of the ecosystem for social audio, tangible examples of what works with access to experts driving what’s next from the DJ, brand, social & hardware worlds.
Food and drink will be provided. Address and details available upon registration. This event is private and by invitation only. Please RSVP below. Thank you.
Last month we met Christy Willingham from Xperi/dts, who shared with us an introduction to true surround sound technology and IMAX Enhanced, and 4k streaming later this year. Dr. Daniel Schwartz shared with us his studies in bio harmonics and introduced everyone to the benefits of sound baths.