Tristan Nguyen

Tristan Nguyen Joins Crew as Graphic Designer

Words by Tristan Nguyen. Photo by James Lockridge.

“I was born in Connecticut but am a resident of Vermont. I came here for school to study graphic design and am soon graduating from Champlain College. Currently I’m volunteering at Big Heavy as a designer, helping with poster and editorial design, but of course I’ve always been interested in working within the music industry. Big Heavy World was the place in mind when it came to music development run and operated by volunteers.”

Pearce Stevens

Pearce Stevens Joins Big Heavy World Marketing Crew

Words by Pearce Stevens. Photo by James Lockridge.

“I’m a senior at Champlain College, studying Graphic Design & Digital Media. I enjoy music, skateboarding, snowboarding, design, art, and fashion. At Big Heavy World, I am helping to rebrand The Radiator station’s identity, as well as providing other graphic design and communication contributions.”

Mary Haines

Mary Haines Joins BHW ‘Make Music VT’ Festival Crew

Words by Mary Haines. Photo by James Lockridge.

“Hello! My name is Mary and I study communication and design at UVM. I’m super excited to be working with everyone at Big Heavy World and I’m looking forward to mixing my passion for music and supporting local artists into my work. Over the next few months, I’ll be working on this summer’s music festival, Make Music VT. I can’t wait to see our success in bringing the community together to celebrate its talent and diversity!”

Tom Downey

Tom Downey Returns to Radio Station Development Crew

Words by Tom Downey. Photo by James Lockridge.

“Second semester senior at Champlain College studying business administration. A huge local Vermont music enthusiasts and skier. If I’m not on the mountain I’m trying to help support the Burlington music scene. At Big Heavy World I spend most of my time searching for companies and people alike who want to contribute to our radio station.”

Connor O'Donnell

Connor O’Donnell Joins Make Music VT Festival Crew

Words by Connor O’Donnell. Photo by James Lockridge.

“Hello! I’m Connor and its a privilege to work with the folks at Big Heavy World! I have a passion for connecting people and energy through music and art. I will be working on this summer’s music festival and management and look forward to the journey to come! I love scoping out new sound as well as resurfacing the old. I am excited to help unify our city of Burlington and spread the love of live music for all.”

Julia Crisman

Julia Crisman Joins Music Archive Crew

Words by Julia Crisman. Photo by James Lockridge.

“Hey! My name is Julia Crisman, I’m a recent alum of Saint Michael’s College and I’m super stoked to be working with Big Heavy World. As someone who loves music, being able to look through and organize decades of Vermont’s own artists is a really awesome opportunity! Can’t wait to see what Big Heavy World has in store for me!”

Steven Murray

Steve Murray of Call Shotgun Joins Big Heavy Outreach & Production Crew

Words by Steven Murray. Photo by James Lockridge.

“Hi, My names Steven Murray and I’m a Junior at Saint Michaels College and I wanted to join the Big Heavy World crew because I saw it as an opportunity to take part in maintaining the underground music scene here in Vermont and to do something passionate in my field of Media Studies as well. I play in a punk band from Plattsburgh, NY, Call Shotgun and through playing shows here in Vermont I’ve witnessed first hand the vitality of the music community in this state. I firmly believe that we need as much DIY and independent music as possible right now and through Big Heavy World I want to contribute to maintaining it as a channel for artistic expression.”

Jeremy Howland

Jeremy Howland Joins VT Music Archive Crew

Words by Jeremy Howland. Photo by James Lockridge.

“My name is Jeremy Howland and I’m super excited to become one of the Big Heavy World team. I’m a freshman at the University of Vermont with a passion for music and movies. Ever since I got to Burlington I wanted to learn more about the amazing music scene here in Burlington. I’m ready to help archive the Vermont music scene.”

Jasper Minson

Jasper Minson Joins Crew: Bennington College Represents

Words by Jasper Minson. Photo by James Lockridge.

“My name is Jasper – I’m a student at Bennington College studying film, music and visual arts, as well as education. I make many things of many varieties, and am the founder of a merry band of makers, a collective, called Finity. I like to explore experience, the human experience, through music and art, time and space and all the absurdity from across the musical and dimensional and psychological spectrum. I like to spend my time feeling and encountering things that are cosmic and abstract and hard to pin down, in spaces on the beautiful fringes of life, and through film and underground music and art, I can explore this realm, and share in the experience with others, being as inclusive and encouraging as possible in the process. Big Heavy World, as a purveyor of profound encounters and beautiful networks of support and encouragement for music makers and seekers everywhere in the state, is a beautiful outlet for my passions, one that I’m eager to engage with and contribute to.”