Brandon Stosuy

Brandon Stosuy is co-founder of The Creative Independent and co-founder of Basilica Soundscape. As Zone 6 Artist Management, he and Caleb Braaten manage Aoife Nessa Frances, Circuit des Yeux, Girlpool, Hand Habits, Jess Williamson, Kinlaw, Lydia Ainsworth, Moor Mother, Purple Pilgrims, and Zola Jesus (and co-curate Zone 6 Gallery at TV EYE in Ridgewood, Queens). For the past 12 years Stosuy and the visual artist Matthew Barney have collaborated on a series of live events, objects, and print publications related to their Long Island City performance space, REMAINS (a book on the space is forthcoming). He is the author of two children’s books: Music Is (2016) and We Are Music (2018) and is at work on a three-book memoir series about work/life balance, inspiration, and failure for Abrams.

Becca Kauffman on becoming your own muse

The Creative Independent  (March 6, 2017)
with  Becca Kauffman  from  Ava Luna

George Clarke on slowing down

The Creative Independent  (January 30, 2017)
with  George Clarke  from  Deafheaven

Henry Rollins on defining success

The Creative Independent  (March 27, 2017)
with  Henry Rollins  from  Black Flag

Katie Alice Greer on why all art is political

The Creative Independent  (February 6, 2017)
with  Katie Alice Greer  from  Priests

Matt Berninger on patience

The Creative Independent  (October 27, 2016)
with  Matt Berninger  from  The National

On collaboration and memory

The Creative Independent  (August 6, 2018)
with  Miho Hatori  from  Cibo Matto

On longevity and community

The Creative Independent  (December 18, 2019)
with  Ezra Koenig  from  Vampire Weekend

On making what you can’t find

The Creative Independent  (August 23, 2018)
with  Dominick Fernow  from  Prurient

On managing your creative time

The Creative Independent  (March 16, 2018)
with  Alicia Bognanno  from  Bully

Perfume Genius on being honest

The Creative Independent  (April 7, 2017)
with  Mike Hadreas  from  Perfume Genius

Pharmakon on not selling yourself

The Creative Independent  (March 1, 2017)
with  Margaret Chardiet  from  Pharmakon

Phil Elverum on creating art from grief

The Creative Independent  (March 15, 2017)
with  Phil Elverum  from  Mount Eerie

Richard Hell on collaboration

The Creative Independent  (November 28, 2017)
with  Richard Hell  from  Richard Hell & the Voidoids

Sadie Dupuis on writing poetry

The Creative Independent  (April 12, 2017)
with  Sadie Dupuis  from  Speedy Ortiz

Waxahatchee on taking your time

The Creative Independent  (May 1, 2017)
with  Katie Crutchfield  from  Waxahatchee