Welcome to the Allied Media Conference 2015! 
Sunday, June 21 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Altered Mind, Altered Destiny: Sounds You Need to Hear

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What defines sonic necessity? Luke Stewart and Thomas Stanley are D.C.-based performers and broadcasters who have built institutions that promote an audio culture that transcends the merely musical, while avoiding pitfalls of spectacle, trend, or institutional cool. This workshop will include an artist talk followed by improvised performance. Participants will gain a practical and experiential understanding of the role of non-idiomatic sonic activism in bringing harmony to transitioning contested social space and modeling ontic horizons.


Thomas Stanley

Transparent Productions, MOM², WPFW-FM, Bushmeat SoundSystem
Thomas Stanley wrote the Execution of Sun Ra and is a founding member of a volunteer collective that has hosted hundreds of live avant jazz concerts since 1997. He generates electronic mood music as an antidote for late capitalist precarity and also hosts a weekly, eclectic jazz... Read More →

Luke Stewart

CapitalBop, MOM², WPFW-FM, Trio OOO, Laughing Man
Luke Stewart is a multi-instrumentalist specializing in improvised sonic structures. As founding editor of CapitalBop.com, he has helped to establish several DC loft venues for intimate concerts featuring world-class improvisers and community artists. He hosts a weekly, eclectic jazz... Read More →

Sunday June 21, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
DeRoy Auditorium: Room 146
  Performance - Screening