Loose Filter Media is an umbrella for projects that seek to loosen our collective filters about creative work, modes, tastes, and more. Presented through words and sounds, here on the website as well as out in the world, through our podcast, writings, concert presentations, recordings, and any other medium we can think of, our team seeks to engage people more fully in creative experiences.
We make a podcast with new episodes added semi-regularly (you can subscribe here), post original and curated content on the web site, and create recordings and performances out in the world. We also don't stick to just music, because stuff is interesting and we like liking things, and sharing them with you.
You might say we have loose filters, and find life much richer for it.
Stuart Sims is founder of the Loose Filter Project, and producer and host of the podcast. He is a teacher, writer, conductor, and creative consultant known for a fierce commitment to new music, popular engagement, and innovative presentation. Frequently collaborating with composers, Sims has since 2003 commissioned--in whole or in part--and premiered over two dozen new works and has pioneered new models of concert presentation and cultural engagement as Creative Advisor for Townsend Opera and Fresno Grand Opera in central California. He is a Professor of Music at California State University, Stanislaus.
Anthony Campolo is Administrative Director of uCamps, a Bay area-based performing arts camp that combines traditional camp experiences with film, acting, music, and dance for young people ages 7-18. He is also a performing musician and teacher, and is a regular contributor to the Loose Filter Podcast.
Lisette Sims, co-host of the podcast, is a songwriter, arranger, singer, teacher and conductor. Her primary interests are choral and vocal music of all kinds, and amateur community music and theater performance.
Dave Gant is a composer, arranger, and sound synthesis expert. His primary interest is synthesizers, and he is fascinated by the relationship between music and technology. He is co-host of the Loose Filter Podcast.
Dustin Soiseth, co-founder of the Loose Filter Project and site contributor, was a faculty member at California State University, Stanislaus from 2007-2011, where he directed the symphony orchestra, opera, and new music ensemble, and taught courses on topics ranging from world music to orchestration. He has served as a cover conductor for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and currently resides in Richmond, California.