Chuck Stern writes about music, film, and social issues for BTR. He graduated from New York University with a BA in English Literature, and went on to produce comedy shows for Manhattan's public access network, MNN, where he also worked as the programming coordinator.
Chuck is a musician and composer. He scores films and web shorts in his spare time, and writes and sings for his band, Stern. He has also played in Time of Orchids, which released records on Tzadik and Cuneiform Records.
Chuck is interested in experimental and multimedia art, and the ways it fuses with technology. He's a science fiction nut (mainly '80s B movies), and is obsessed with the future, realizing more and more that we're living in it.
Conversations on "Tech Trends" relate to filmmakers, audio engineers, animators, and others at the crossroads of art and innovation.
Aducanumab, a new experimental drug for Alzheimer’s, is giving hope to millions. Will it succeed in larger trials and become a household name? BTRtoday investigates this exciting development in the search for a cure.
Despite Hollywood’s recent nosedive into computer-generated tastelessness, physical effects aren’t dead! BTRtoday speaks to two up-and-coming filmmakers, Rahum Brown and Allen Cordell, on the ways in which they’re bringing the old-school back to life.
LA-based Raye Zaragoza is an acclaimed folk songwriter and performer whose new album is about to drop. Here, she takes a break from roller skating to show us around her apartment/home studio, and give… | watch
Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz returns to BTR Live Studio with her pop-oriented solo project, Sad13, on the occasion of the second album, Haunted Painting. Here, Sadie takes us inside her home studio in… | watch
In this episode, we're featuring the Northampton, MA-based label/collective, Rub Wrongways Records. I chat with label founder/musician Henning Ohlenbusch about the label, how quarantine changed plans… | listen