Who We Are

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Genji Siraisi

Genji Siraisi MOMENT NYC Founder, Coordinator and Musical Director

Grammy Nominated Producer, composer and multi-instrumentalist. Founding member of Groove Collective. Genji has also worked professionally as an audio engineer, musician contractor, music educator and graphic designer. His original music has been heard world wide in film, television and radio. As a touring musician Genji has played most of the major Jazz Festivals and hundreds of clubs around the world. In the studio he has also worked with Gary Katz (Steely Dan), Masters at Work, Digital Underground, Chucho Valdez, Curtis Mayfield, Indie Arie, Naked Music, Elliot Scheiner and Bob Power. On drums he backed up Tupac for MTV Live Jams (voted #2 live rap performance for two consecutive years). For the Red Hot+ series he backed up Pharaoh Sanders, Ramsey Lewis, Digable Planets, Natalie Merchant and Duncan Sheik. Among many others he has performed live with The Sugar Hill Gang, Vernon Reid, Rahzel “the human beat box”, Pharcyde, Branford Marsalis, Fred Wesley, Bill Summers, Ultra Nate, Lisa Shaw, Carlos “Patato” Valdes and Bernie Worrell and has shared the bill with James Brown, The Ohio Players, Tito Puente, Dave Mathews, Maceo Parker, Bad Brains, Isaac Hayes, BB King, Wide Spread Panic, Roy Ayers, Gil Scott Heron and many others.

Genji is known for creating music that covers a wide range of styles with an emphasis on grooves and moods covering sounds both eclectic and accessible. It has given him the opportunity to work on projects that call for electronica, funk, ambient, hip hop, house, jazz, Latin, afro beat, punk, pop, soul, and folk. Genji’s solo releases include the solo electronic album “Censorsh!t” as well as the ambient project “Baby Winter” with keyboardist/composer Barney McAll. His original compositions and drumming have been featured in full length films such as Liberia: An Uncivil War, Comedian (Jerry Seinfeld), Undefeated (John Leguizamo), Jezebel, Brutal and in national ad campaigns for American Express, Diet Pepsi and Tylenol among others. Genji continues to live and work in the Lower East Side of New York City with his wife and two children.

Genji Siraisi

Genji Siraisi

MOMENT NYC Founder, Coordinator and Musical Director; Grammy Nominated Producer, composer and multi-instrumentalist. Founding member of Groove Collective. Genji has also worked professionally as an audio engineer, musician contractor, music educator and graphic designer. His original music has been heard world wide in film, television and radio. Read more

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Simone Giuliani

MOMENT NYC Administrator, Musical Director

Simone Giuliani is a music educator, music producer and film composer born in Florence, Italy and based in New York. He has been teaching for more than 15 years in Europe and the US, directing masterclasses, workshops and music laboratories aimed at bringing teenagers together through music. He has been organizing and running the music laboratory for the European initiative 'Campus' in Tuscany, Italy, gathering more than 3,000 kids from allover the country every year. In the music business, Simone has worked for the past two decades with an array of international artists: Beyoncé, DJ Logic, Wu Tang Clan, Cibo Matto, Bebel Gilberto, Groove Collective, Jovanotti, Monday Michiru.He wrote original music for Spike Lee, the TV series 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation', 'True Blood', the theme of CBS News for Logo/VH1 and Volkswagen. He recently composed the soundtracks for 'Reject', directed by Ruth Thomas and produced by Kurt Engfehr (producer of Bowling for Columbine and Farenheit 911 by Michael Moore), A Raisin in the Sun featuring P. Diddy and John Stamos, nominated for a Golden Globe Award and the Italian film Muro di Carta, commissioned by the Italian Minister of Culture. You can also hear his music in the movie 'Beyond Ipanema' with David Byrne, M.I.A. and Devendra Banhart.With Guilherme Monteiro (Forro in the Dark, Ron Carter) he wrote the music for "Toxic: Amazon", the acclaimed film about the deforestation in the Amazon that premiered at Brazilian National Congress in May 2012. His own electronic music project called Lazybatusu has appeared in more than 300 compilations worldwide including Café del Mar, Supperclub, Hed Kandi, MTV Best of Lounge, Glucklich V and many others, with sales of over 4 million units to date. Since 2008 he has been joining forces with Grammy Award-winner producer Jason Olaine for Monterey Jazz Festival Records and Concord Music Group, working on rare live recordings of Miles Davis Quintet, Dave Brubeck, Sarah Vaughan, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong and Tito Puente among others. He is founder of the digital label Emunity Records and a contributing author to the book The Spiritual Significance of Music, published by Xtreme Music (New Zealand, 2011). Simone is currently producing Sambismo, a new bossa-nova concept album with Zé Luis Oliveira (Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil) and Béco Dranoff (Bebel Gilberto, Red Hot + Rio)

Simone Giuliani

Simone Giuliani

MOMENT NYC Administrator, Musical Director
Simone Giuliani is a music educator, music producer and film composer born in Florence, Italy and based in New York. He has been teaching for more than 15 years in Europe and the US, directing masterclasses, workshops and music laboratories aimed at bringing teenagers together through music. Read more

Alex Moulton

Alex Moulton

MOMENT NYC Administrator
Executive Creative Director, Eyeball Alex Moulton is an enterprising creative director, audio branding expert, award-winning filmmaker and critically acclaimed composer. Read more

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Alex Moulton

Alex Moulton, MOMENT NYC Administrator, Executive Creative Director, Eyeball Alex Moulton is an enterprising creative director, audio branding expert, award-winning filmmaker and critically acclaimed composer.

At creative strategic design agency Eyeball, Moulton leads brand and advertising initiatives for Amazon, New York Public Radio, the New York Aquarium. Previously, he was founder and creative director of pioneering audio branding firm Expansion Team. Alex is responsible for crafting the sonic identities of major brands such as Boeing, Amazon Studios, Aetna, Chase Liquid, Rovi and jetBlue, as well as nearly 20 broadcast networks including CNN International, PBS and Univision Deportes. Alex has been featured in magazines such as Electronic Musician and XLR8R and spoken at BDA, CMJ, NXNE, Style Frames and the Audio Branding Congress, which he hosted in 2011. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, artist Tatiana Arocha, and son Joaquin, and is working on a follow-up to his album “Exodus,” which About.com called “nothing short of one of 2009’s top albums of the year.

Alice Arnold

Alice Arnold

MOMENT NYC Media
Alice Arnold is a non-fiction filmmaker, designer and an educator. Her films and photography work explore the urban environment and visual culture. In addition to making media she is also an adjunct professor, teaching design and media production. Read more

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Alice Arnold

MOMENT NYC Media, Alice Arnold is a non-fiction filmmaker, designer and an educator. Her films and photography work explore the urban environment and visual culture. Her most recent film is "Electric Signs," which explores signs, screens, public space issues and visual culture. Her work has been screened at the Museum of Modern Art, among other festivals and venues, and she is a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship (Film, Hong Kong) and a New York Fellowship of the Arts (Photography). In addition to making media she is also an adjunct professor, teaching design and media production.

Gordon Clay

Gordon Clay

Bio coming soon...

Brad Craig

Brad Craig

Producer, multi-instrumentalist, composer (Chuck D, ESPN, ESPY Awards, O’Jays, Beyonce, Jamie Foxx, Busta Rhymes, MC Lyte, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, Theater Wing Foundation) HS of Performing Arts

Bennett Miller

Bennett Miller

Bio coming soon...

Jay Rodriguez

Jay Rodriguez

Jay Rodriguez is a Grammy Nominated Saxophonist, Flautist, Clarinetist, Film Composer, Producer and Arranger.

Marissa Siraisi

Marissa Siraisi

MOMENT NYC Media & Technical Cunsultant
Marissa is a digital media and web professional with over 10 years experience in product management, design, usability and UX. She lives in the Lower East Side with her husband and two children.

Chris Theberge

Chris Theberge

Musician-entrepreneur Chris Theberge is a Grammy-nominated recording artist with 20 years of music industry experience, a background in marketing/finance, and a love of ancient culture and modern technology.

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Malik Work

MC/Actor/Writer Malik Work is one of New York City's lyrical giants. Currently he teaches a workshop called "Rap and Spoken Word as Performed Literature." This intensive connected the work of classic writers such as Dr. Seuss and William Shakespeare with the lyrics of contemporary hip-hop artists like Biggie Smalls. These seemingly disparate threads of hip-hop, classic literature, and theater, tie in with Work’s well-rounded artistry.

He’s written 3 plays, acted in an off-Broadway one-man show, and appeared in numerous movies. Work will be playing himself in an upcoming film tentatively titled, An American In Hollywood. The movie is set at Nublu and features Work as a character in the movie with a music performance role. Also, his song, "New York City,” will be a theme track in the film.

Work built his reputation on co-founding the seminal live hip-hop crew, The Real Live Show, with a decade of residencies and performances at venues all over the U.S. and Europe. Work’s learned flow stems from his deep appreciation for all written masterworks, and his firm belief that hip-hop lyrics fit into the literature continuum. Currently he teaches a workshop called "Rap and Spoken Word as Performed Literature."

Malik Work

Malik Work

MC/Actor/Writer Malik Work is one of New York City's lyrical giants. Currently he teaches a workshop called "Rap and Spoken Word as Performed Literature." This intensive connected the work of classic writers such as Dr. Seuss and William Shakespeare with the lyrics of contemporary hip-hop artists like Biggie Smalls. Read more

Executive Board

Genji Peter Siraisi – (Director)
Alex Moulton – (Director of Marketing)
Emily Wakeling – (Director of Development)
Simone Guliani – (Director of Programs)
Liza Vadnai

ADVISORY BOARD

Gary Katz – music industry veteran, record producer, Steely Dan
Maurice Bernstein – CEO Founder Giant Step
Scott Kushner – CEO/Executive Producer MediaPlace
Nicky Siano – DJ, Studio 54, Paradise Garage
Chris Theberge – CEO Musicworks
Marissa Siraisi – Product Manager Simon & Schuster
Jason Walker – Youtube Partner Product Manager
Alice Arnold – Film maker, photographer, educator, Fulbright Scholar
Stephen Blush – American Hardcore, Lost Rockers
Alcina Cortez – Objects Of Sound, Faculty of Human and Social Sciences – New University of Lisbon

FOUNDING SUPPORTERS

Mindy Cooper – Broadway Performer, Director, Choreographer, Dancer and Actor
Steve “Steinski” Stein – Producer, Artist
Bob Brockman – Grammy Awarded Producer
Yuka Honda – Cibo Mato, producer, composer, musician
Roy Nathanson – Jazz Passengers, Lounge Lizards
Hans Tammen – Harvestworks, Endangered Guitar, Third Eye Orchestra
Jen Castro – former El Museo del Barrio Artist Educator and Educational Coordinator
Jasmin Jodry – MOTO TV
DJ Nickodemus – Turntables on the Hudson, Wonderwheel Recordings founder
Brad Craig – Producer, musician, Chuck D, ESPN, ESPY Awards, O’Jays, Beyonce, Jamie Foxx, Busta Rhymes, MC Lyte, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, Theater Wing Foundation
Barry Heyman – Attorney Heylaw, Institute of Audio Research
Nancy Siraisi – retired Professor of History, Hunter College
Steve Shiffman – Singer/songwriter, independent artist
Bennet Miller – Independent musician, Music Educator
Julian Velard – Singer/songwriter, independent artist
Sonya Manalili – Music Supervisor Eyeball
Mark Gartenberg – MG Limited
Eric Beall – Vice President of A&R at Shapiro, Bernstein & Co , A&R executive Zomba Music and Sony ATV
Jay Rodriguez – Tito Puente, Celia Cruz
Fima Ephrom – Independent musician
Richard Worth

Moment NYC (EIN #38-3943443) is a non-profit organization exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code