Program

Byron Westbrook

Sound

Broadcast today on Untitled, Radio is an audio-only work created as a translation of the installation Interval/Habitat, imagining how that installation's approach to using sound and light to define movement and perception of audience could apply to a sound-only piece. The work focuses on perception of physical presence; exploring a dynamic between sounds intended to highlight the actual playback space versus sounds that represent or fabricate external, imaginary spaces. 

 

Bio:

 

Byron Westbrook is an artist and musician based in Brooklyn, NY. He has been performing and showing experimental sound work internationally since 2008, and has shared bills with Tony Conrad, Oren Ambarchi, Rhys Chatham, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Eliane Radigue, Lawrence English among many others. He holds an MFA from Bard College, where he studied with Marina Rosenfeld, Marcus Schmickler and David Behrman. He also worked with Phill Niblock's Experimental Intermedia Foundation from 2005-2014. Following two well-received releases under the moniker Corridors, his debut LP under his given name (Precipice on Root Strata) was named #4 Best Experimental Album of 2015 by Pitchfork Magazine.

 

His first solo show of sound installation work was at Human Resources in Los Angeles in 2013, followed by Disjecta Contemporary Art Center in Portland, OR in 2015. His work has also been presented at ICA London, Fridman Gallery, ISSUE Project Room, PS1 Annex, Abrons Arts Center, Pioneer Works, Instants Chavires Art Space, the LAB, among many others. He has been in residence at Civitella Ranieri Foundation, Clocktower Gallery, Diapason Gallery, EMS Stockholm. He is currently Visiting Faculty in the Fine Arts Department at Pratt Institute.