Melissa Auf der Maur and Tony Stone, Basilica Hudson Co-Founders  

Brandon Stosuy recently joined Kickstarter to lead a new project called The Creative Independent. He previously worked as Director of Editorial Operations at Pitchfork. Stosuy is a Music Curator at MoMA PS1 and the Broad Museum in L.A, and co-curates the Tinnitus music series with Adam Shore. For the past several years he and the artist Matthew Barney have collaborated on an ongoing series of live events and publications. ADAC, their most recent book-length project, was published in 2013 by Dashwood. He curated the multi-media art/music exhibition, Rural Violence, which opened in August 2015 in Troy, New York (with book to follow). It has since been expanded and re-staged at Barney’s studio, and Jackson Hole, Wyoming. His anthology, Up Is Up, But So Is Down: New York’s Downtown Literary Scene, 1974-1992, was published by NYU Press in 2006, and he has a children’s book, Music Is…., forthcoming on Simon & Schuster in October 2016. He lives in Brooklyn, with his wife and two children.

This year they welcome back previous BSS Creative Director Michael Renaud to handle all aspects of visual design for the event and have added the talents of a special guest curator, Jenn Pelly, editor at Pitchfork, and author of a forthcoming book on the Raincoats.