"I refer to myself as an A/V Imagineer. I pride myself in taking client's ideas to the next level through design and execution even with thought to be improbable. I'm a music enthusiast and an electronics tinkerer. I like to know how things work and strive to take something complicated and simplify it so it's easy to use and enjoy."
- Brian Sowden
I started my career in the industry and with World Wide Stereo in 2005. I am certified for design and programming for Universal Remote Control (URC) TRC1.0/2.0/3.0, Savant Control Systems, Lutron RA2/RA3/Homeworks Illumination/Homeworks QS/Homeworks QSX/Ketra Lighting/Palladiom Wireless Shades, ProSource Lighting Level 1, and RING certified.
My favorite song is Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves (yup, there really is no better mood-changer than that "banger"). My music collection (and Discog's account) is extensive and diverse both in genre and in media: CDs and vinyl. I've customized plenty of IKEA furniture to house my various collections when I couldn't find the storage solutions for my ever growing music library and music souvenirs.
My all-time favorite movie is Spaceballs. I'm the diehard movie nerd who rented 5 movies a week for 6 years while working the register at your favorite video rental establishment of the late 90's early 2000's. My movie memory from the 1980s through to the 2000s is great for trivia games and impressing no one.
Two of my favorite things to do is see live music and travel. I have often combined the two. Early 2022, I travelled to LA to see The Specials play an intimate set in someone's backyard for the Musack Rock N' Roll Carnival (which raises money to fund musical programs for kids). It was a once in a lifetime opportunity and it was exceptional. I've seen bands on a boat while circling the Statue of Liberty, an acoustic set on the steps of a pizza place for people that couldn't get into the venue, an airfield in Atlantic City, a "car park" (that was broken up by cops), the back of a U-Haul (that was broken up by cops on horses), and a number of underground Philadelphia house shows at places like Disgraceland, The Thunderdome, Golden Tea House, The Killtime, The Stabbin' Cabin, and The AVA house.
My goal is to keep adding to this list and continue to explore new music and excavate the old. I just love this stuff.