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Monday, February 11, 2008

zach layton : february resident...BIO

zach layton is a composer, curator, improviser and new media artist based in Brooklyn with an interest in biofeedback, generative algorithms, experimental culture and architecture.  His work investigates complex relationships and topologies created through the interaction of simple core elements like sine waves, minimal surfaces and kinetic visual patterns. 

zach's work has been performed by the cleveland chamber symphony and he has performed and exhibited at the kitchen, roulette, art forum berlin, new york electronic art festival, yerba buena center for the arts, eyebeam, sculpture center, diapason, issue project room, bushwick arts project, st. mark's ontological theater, dumbo arts festival, new york digital salon, miguel abreu gallery, participant inc, monkeytown and many other venues in new york, south america and europe.  He has collaborated with Luke Dubois, Vito Acconci, Jonas Mekas, Bradley Eros, Andy Graydon,  Nick Hallett, Matthew Ostrowski, Christine Bard, Alex Waterman, Patrick Hambrect, Marissa Olsen, Angie Eng, Adam Kendall, Chika Ijima, Tristan Perich and Ray Sweeten among many other artists, filmmakers, curators and musicians.

Zach is also the curator of Brooklyn's monthly experimental music series, "darmstadt: classics of the avant garde" which features leading local and international composers and improvisers, was co-curator of the 2007 PS1 summer warmup music series and is one of the directors of Issue Project Room.  Zach has received grants from the Netherlands America Foundation, Turbulence and the Jerome Foundation and is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory and the Interactive Telecommunications Program.

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