Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association

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We are deep in the planning stages, but can announce that attending Stereophonic on Broadway is one of the member events during this exciting weekend! Other sessions include composing for and reinforcing the string quartet, a panel on alternate careers, and a musician who turns live FM radio into recombinant funk!



May 18th & 19th:

Loreto Theater, The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture,
18 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012

May 20th:

Dolby Screening Room – Dolby 88
1350 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 2400
New York, NY 10019-4703




Saturday, May 18th – 11am – with 7pm performance of Stereophonic

Sunday, May 19th – 10:30 am – 7pm (includes the Annual Meeting)

Monday, May 20th – 10 am – 6pm 


Sessions to include:

  • Mentorship Meetup: Connect with old friends, potential employers, corporate members, and expand your sound community. Special guest: OISTAT.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Talkback with John McKenna, Associate Sound Designer for Stereophonic

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Explore Dolby 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

  • Moving a Show Internationally – Led by Jess Paz, with guests including John Leonard.

  • ….and more to be announced!