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.

Caroline Polachek on making work that's useful

The Creative Independent  (January 19, 2017)
with Caroline Polachek from Chairlift

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

Pharmakon on not selling yourself

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

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