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Simco Audio - Music & Audio Residency - Residencies - Simchowitz Gallery

Music & Audio Residency


Simco Audio - Music & Audio Residency - Residencies - Simchowitz Gallery


Music plays a vital role in both the creation and appreciation of art. Simchowitz acknowledges and promotes this fundamental principle through its Music & Audio Residency. This residency invites artists, curators, musicians, and music lovers to create playlists that can be run in parallel with exhibitions, or in response to exhibitions or experiences that have inspired them. Music powers so many creative lives, and Simchowitz wants to provide and curate these selections for you all to enjoy while providing social listening spaces at our galleries in Pasadena and Los Angeles.

Simchowitz will also be exhibiting a collection of high-end audiophile-grade components, carefully curated by audio specialists and highly specialized retailers with decades of experience in managing the complexity of integrating audio grade componentry into perfectly balanced audio chains that present the best possible musical experience in our various spaces. The design, technology, industrial-engineering precision, and love for presenting music in its most magical form that go into the manufacture and design of these products reflect our ethos of artistry and excellence. Renowned brands such as Nagra, Fleetwood, Western Electric, Graham Audio, Vinnie Rossi, Harbeth, Jadis, Devore, Tannoy, Luxman, Lina, and many others have been set up in specifically crafted audio chains to give the best of each system. This experience, we believe, will dramatically enhance and give musical dimensionality to the exhibitions we put on, as well as provide some insight into what music gives artists the inspiration to create.

The Music & Audio Residency is a unique opportunity for artists and art lovers to explore the relationship between music and art. We will be partnering with select audio brands and select specialized retailers who will curate our systems and assist collectors and clients should they wish to engage in building such audio systems for themselves. 

We look forward to welcoming you to our novel concept of integrating art and music in a natural way that integrates the exhibition of art with the presentation of audiophile quality music. 

For more info call Stefan Simchowitz on +1 (917) 691-8440
or mail


Simco Audio - Music & Audio Residency - Residencies - Simchowitz Gallery

Shaina McCoy
A playlist for Simco Audio


Mars Ibarreche
July 20 – August 31, 2023

Mark Connolly
seconds from the end
July 15 – August 12, 2023
West Hollywood

Leila Spilman
Lotsa Love
June 8 - July 17, 2023

Brian Harte
After Image
June 3 – July 1, 2023
West Hollywood

Elizabeth Ibarra
Blue Hymn: Postlude
April 29 – May 29, 2023
West Hollywood

Loser Angeles
Earth Days
April 20 – June 1, 2023

Sydney Cortright
Scale Wing
April 13 – May 18, 2023


Simco Audio - Music & Audio Residency - Residencies - Simchowitz Gallery
Simco Audio - Music & Audio Residency - Residencies - Simchowitz Gallery

Ensign James Rice
Ambassador at Sea

When a ship pulls into a foreign port, the sailors are desperate to escape the factory-floor conditions they lived and worked in for months on end. At sea days are narrow, monotonous, and stress-filled. Then the crew worries away their few days on shore in a frenzy of euphoria until it’s time to ship off again. The music on this playlist is meant to carry the soul through the haze-grey days onboard, in wet limbo between port visits.

Ensign James Rice, US Navy, is currently stationed on a destroyer out of Tokyo Harbor, where he will remain for the foreseeable future.

Rice's playlist:


Simco Audio - Music & Audio Residency - Residencies - Simchowitz Gallery

Jazz Ambassador

Demetrio “Dee” Kerrison is a New York City bred, Southern California based contemporary art collector, music enthusiast and financial services executive. Dee has an eclectic art collection focused on emerging artists of the African Diaspora. 

As a patron he is dedicated to helping artists navigate the manifold facets of the art world. Dee serves on the board of many non profit art organizations and museums to include The Noah Purifoy Foundation, Hammer Circle and Hammer Board of Advisors which offers guidance on the development of the museum’s programs and collection.

Dee's Playlist:


Simco Audio - Music & Audio Residency - Residencies - Simchowitz Gallery

D.A. Wallach
Ambassador of Dopeness

D.A. Wallach is a venture capital investor and an acclaimed recording artist who Fast Company named one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business. While an undergraduate at Harvard, D.A. studied with professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and received the Andrew Ramroop and Alain Locke prizes as the top graduate in his department. Prior to leaving school, Pharrell Williams discovered D.A.’s band Chester French and signed the group to Interscope Records, where they released two full-length albums. He has toured with Lady Gaga, Weezer, and Blink 182, performed on TV Shows including Jimmy Kimmel Live and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and appeared in Rolling Stone and Vogue.

In 2011, D.A. stopped touring in order to focus on his other passion, investing. He has since built a parallel career as a venture capitalist, backing a series of industry-defining technology companies including Spotify, SpaceX, Ripple, The Boring Company, and Memphis Meats. Since 2015, D.A. has focused on biotechnology and healthcare, seeking to reinvent medicine through breakthrough start-ups like Beam, Glympse, Doctor on Demand, Devoted Health, and Neuralink. As co-founder and General Partner of Time BioVentures, he brings this experience to a new generation of talented entrepreneurs in the life sciences.

Outside of work, D.A. appeared as an actor in the film La La Land, which received 14 Academy Award nominations. He publishes essays on a range of topics on his website, and is the co-founder of the non-profit Franca Fund for preventive genomics, an advisory board member of No Patient Left Behind, and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Santa Fe Institute.

D.A.'s Playlist:

Simco Audio - Music & Audio Residency - Residencies - Simchowitz Gallery

Herbie Tsoaeli
A playlist inspired by the sounds of Herbie Tsoaeli


The Simco Edit
A playlist by Stefan Simchowitz


Jazz - The Story of America's Music
Ken Burns

History of Country Music
Ken Burns

1001 Classical Recordings (pre-1851)
Günther Ratzenberger

1001 Classical Recordings (1851-1926)
Günther Ratzenberger

1001 Classical Recordings (1926-present)
Günther Ratzenberger

Timeline: Vermont Public Classical 
Vermont Public Radio


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