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Museum of the Moving Image
New York, NY
STORIES ABOUT VIDEOS!
An Event for "Spectacle: The Music Video"
Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street
New York, NY
The Soundtrack Series is a live show that celebrates music in our everyday lives–from the hilarious or heartbreaking stories and memories we forever tie to certain songs, to the debates we have over music’s most famous arguments. Our first show was in February of 2010 at Waltz Astoria Cafe, then we moved to The Gallery at LPR (Le Poisson Rouge) in September of 2010, where we currently run the fourth Thursday of every month. We’ve been featured on NY1, and in The New York Times, BUST, “Above & Beyond” in The New Yorker, a Critic’s Pick in Time Out New York, a Gothamlist Event of the Week, and included among the “Best Events in NYC” by CBS News New York. The Soundtrack Series is produced and hosted by Dana Rossi, with sound design by Jeanne Travis and Stephanie Cox-Williams, social media management by Margaux Guyonneau, photography by Spencer Ritenour, videography by Jeremy Mather, and “Off the Record” pre-show interviews by Bridget O’Neill.
Dana Rossi has written for NY Press, Time Out New York, Slice, The Retroist and InDigest. She is a contributor to the anthology Madonna & Me: Women Writers on the Queen of Pop. As a storyteller, she has performed at RISK, The Liar Show, How I Learned, Geeking Out and a whole bunch of others all over New York City. She sometimes slips and calls her iPod her Walkman.
Jeremy Mather is a filmmaker, cameraman, editor, actor, and occasional stumblebum. He is the technical director of No Tea Productions, and in 2009 he wrote & directed the farce, Poppycock, which premiered at the Under St. Marks theater. Every summer, he spends a month as an assistant director at the Sundance Filmmakers Lab in Utah, workshopping new projects with up-and-coming filmmakers. He has written several film articles for Bananawho.com and he once painted a board for MTV.
Bridget is a Storyteller, Writer and Comedian. She was the host of Purge, an evening of stories about “getting it all out” at Perch Cafe in Park Slope. She is a regular on the storytelling scene, and a MothSlam winner. Bridget’s work has been published in small publications and blogs. She loves John Hughes films and hates tourists.
Margaux is a Junior Strategist at The JAR Group, a digital agency that specializes in digital marketing strategy and analytics. As The Soundtrack Series Web Producer, she spreads the word (and the love) of The Soundtrack Series with the whole entire Internets, 140 characters at a time. Though she has yet to make her storytelling debut, she does believe there is sufficient material for some sort of cliche yet *still totally fresh* epic in her “Southerner Migrates North, Stumbles Upon ‘Artist Community’ and Decides to Never Leave” tale.
Jeanne Travis is a sound designer and stage manager for the indie and Off Broadway communities. Her recent sound design for Retro Production’s The Desk Set received a nomination for Outstanding Sound from the New York Innovative Theatre Awards. A native Texan, Jeanne holds two B.A. degrees in Theatre and Music from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. She plays the flute, piano and composes in her free time. Jeanne is a die-hard Thomas Newman fan and her life would make an excellent soundtrack if set to music.
Stephanie Cox-Williams is currently Company Manager of Nosedive Productions. She is an Actor, Sound Designer, Director, Fight Choreographer and Special/Gore FX Designer for Independent Theater–named “Queen of Gore” by NY Press in 2009 and the “Tom Savini of Off Off Broadway” by the New York Times. She has a BA in Theatre, a Musical Theatre Conservatory degree, and a Masters of Art in Educational Theatre. She is currently working on her play, Icarus Phoenix and the Zombie War, because, you know, there aren’t nearly enough theater pieces about Zombies out there.
Spencer Ritenour is an optometrist at Pretty Handsome Optometry. By night, he photographs storytelling and comedy shows through New York. He also chronicles daily life in his neighborhood as the lead photographer for the popular blog, “F***** in Park Slope.” He has been featured in the New York Times, New York Post, Brownstoner, and (oddly enough) the national papers of Finland and Norway. Spencer is a transplant from the midwest, wears skinny pants, and rides a dope bike.
Lauren O’Connor is a Creative Executive at Maximum Films & Management, a company that scouts literary material for adaptation to television and film for several major studios and producers, manages several screen and playwrights, and produces its own content. She came on board to work with The Soundtrack Series in October 2010, inspired by the honest words and good music. She fancies herself a writer on occasion, and has produced and penned several short films.