Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association

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SATURDAY, May 18th (at Sheen)

11 AM – 12:30 PM

  • Welcome and Mentorship Meetup: Connect with old friends, potential employers, corporate members, and expand your sound community. Special guest: OISTAT. Coffee & light bites provided.

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.   LUNCH provided.

1:30 PM – 2:45pm

  • The Contemporary String Quartet – a deep dive into composing for string quartet NOW: examining extended techniques and many other things, including the innate percussive quality of a great and classic combination of instruments.  Featuring members of the Bergamot Quartet and music by Bartok, Gabriella Smith, and others. Led by Michael Roth with members of the Bergamot Quartet.

3: 15PM – 4:30 PM

  • Reinforcing the String Quartet – Let’s listen to a variety of methods of reinforcing a string quartet – everything from a stereo pair, to close mic’ing the instruments. Led by Nick Kourtides.


SUNDAY, May 19th (at Sheen)

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM. (Coffee and light bites provided)

  • Alternate Careers:  Have you ever wondered about different careers in sound outside of traditional theatre? How about audiobooks, video games, systems design, consulting, etc? Join us for a conversation exploring different careers within the sound community, and learn about the skills and creative challenges faced in these careers. Led by Kyle W. Jensen, with a panel of sound professionals from different aspects of the field:  Corinne Carillo, Jamie Anderson, William Lowe, and Jill Du Boff.

12:15PM – 1:30 PM

  • Digico Programming This session will cover the programming of a DigiCo Console with T Software. Topics covered will be Best Practices, Order of Operations, Channel Sets, Control Groups, Auto-Update (Exclusions and Sections), Global Scope, Midi Safing, Macros, plus other tips and tricks. It will be a great session for anyone looking to enhance their skills with DigiCo consoles.

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.   LUNCH provided.

2:30 PM – 3:15 PM.

3:45pm – 4:45 PM

  • Performance by Joshua Fried: A Buick steering wheel and old shoes hit with sticks are the controls for RADIO WONDERLAND—the longstanding solo project from New York composer Joshua Fried.  All the sound comes from live commercial radio. RADIO WONDERLAND turns corporate culture into recombinant techno–live. When you start dancing, you’ll feel the empowerment of twisting mass media to your own ends. After the set, learn about the tech and the thoughts in a discussion led by Brad Ward.

5 PM – 6 PM

MONDAY, May 19th (at Dolby 88)

10 AM – 11AM  (Coffee and light bites provided)

  • Explore Dolby Live! and Atmos at the Dolby Screening Room! From movies and TV shows, to apps, music, sports, and gaming, Dolby transforms the science of sight and sound into spectacular experiences for billions of people worldwide. We partner with artists, storytellers, developers, and businesses to revolutionize entertainment and communications with Dolby AtmosDolby VisionDolby Cinema, and

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

  • Dolby + AVIDlearn how to use new integration of Dolby Atmos into ProTools.

12:30 PM – 2PM  – LUNCH BREAK – Explore what NYC has to offer!

2PM  – 3:30 PM

4PM – 5:30 PM

  • Screening of 32 Sounds – Headphone Experience!  An immersive documentary and profound sensory experience from filmmaker Sam Green that explores the elemental phenomenon of sound. The film is a meditation on the power of sound to bend time, cross borders, and profoundly shape our perception of the world around us.

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