Zach Layton is a guitarist, composer, curator, teacher and media artist based in Brooklyn and Troy, NY. His work explores human and non-human sound production techniques, neurofeedback, improvisation, indeterminacy, visual music and histories of the representation and analysis of sound, time and vibration.
He has composed orchestral music for the Cleveland Chamber Symphony and the String Orchestra of Brooklyn and has performed and exhibited at the Kitchen, ISSUE Project Room, Roulette, Eyebeam, MoMa/PS1, International Computer Music Festival, Experimental Intermedia, Performa, Exit Art, Sculpture Center, Transmediale Berlin, SCOPE Art Foundation, Audio Art Festival Krakow and many other venues in New York and worldwide.
Zach is also founder of the experimental music series, "Darmstadt: Classics of the Avant Garde" (co-curated with Nick Hallett), former co-curator of the PS1/MoMa WarmUp music series and former curator of Issue Project Room. Zach has received grants from the Netherlands America Foundation, Turbulence.org, NYFA, Experimental Television Center, Danish Council for Visual Arts, Jerome Foundation and Wave Farm.
He is currently completing an MFA at Bard College and a PhD at Rensselear Polytechnic Institute.
contact: zachlayton (at) gmail (dot) com