byron westbrook

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Byron Westbrook is an artist and musician based in Los Angeles, CA. He has been performing and showing experimental sound work internationally since 2008. His work focuses on dynamics of perception using sound, lighting and video to interact with architecture and landscape, often pursuing routes that involve social engagement. He holds an MFA from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College, where he studied with Marina Rosenfeld, Marcus Schmickler and David Behrman. His work has been presented at Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), ICA London, Cafe OTO (London), MoMA PS1, Fridman Gallery, Abrons Arts Center, Pioneer Works, Experimental Intermedia Foundation (NY), Human Resources (Los Angeles), Disjecta (Portland, OR), Instants Chavires Art Space (Paris), Fylkingen (Stockholm), the LAB (San Francisco), O' (Milan), among many others. He has recordings with Root Strata, Los Discos Enfantasmes, Sedimental Records and Hands in the Dark. Westbrook has been in residence at Civitella Ranieri Foundation, Clocktower Gallery, Diapason Gallery, EMS Stockholm and is currently an Artist-in-Residence with ISSUE Project Room for 2017.

Selected Press:

Pitchfork Magazine reviews Body Consonance LP, 2017

ATTN: Magazine interview with Jack Chuter, 2017

BOMB Magazine "Field Recording by Byron Westbrook" Feature, 2017

The WIRE online streaming premiere of Body Consonance LP, 2017

Richard Allen reviews Body Consonance for A Closer Listen, 2017

DUSTED Magazine "LISTED" Feature, B.Westbrook writes about 10 influences on Body Consonance, 2017

20jazzfunkgreats on "Dance in Free Fall" track from Body Consonance, 2017

AdHoc premiere of "What We Mean When We Say Body Language" track from Body Consonance

Self-Titled Magazine announces Body Consonance LP, 2017

Perception, Spatiality and Affect: Intimacy in the Sound Art of Nikki Renee Anderson and Byron Westbrook
from Resonant Structures Exhibition Catlaog, Stony Brook University, 2016

Pitchfork "The Best Experimental Albums of 2015" (Precipice is #4)

Compilation of selected press (Wire, Uncut, Village Voice) for PRECIPICE LP, 2015

New Classic LA review of performance at The Wulf., 2015

Droste Effect Magazine reviews Interval/Habitat exhibition, 2013

LA Weekly Recommends Interval/Habitat exhibition, 2013

Site95 Journal Interview, 2013

Clocktower Radio Interview "Talking in Light and Sound", 2012

Philadelphia CityPaper feature, 2012

Roulette Blog Interview, 2012

Perfect Wave Magazine feature, 2011

Clocktower Radio feature on CORRIDORS, 2011

Root Strata Interview, 2011

Baltimore Citypaper preview, 2011

Video Interview by Maria Chavez, for Dead of Winter Works installation series, 2011

WIRE magazine review of CORRIDORS, print issue 321, 2010

WIRE magazine review of ISSUE Project Room performance, print issue 322, 2010

DUSTED magizine reviews CORRIDORS, s/t cd, 2010

Foxy Digitalis reviews CORRIDORS, s/t cd, 2010

Brainwashed reviews CORRIDORS, s/t cd, 2010

Aquarius records reviews CORRIDORS, s/t cd, 2010

Vital Weekly reviews CORRIDORS, s/t cd, 2010

Timeout NY preview of Apestaartje Festival, 2008


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