byron westbrook

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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.

Selected Press:

Compilation of selected press (Pitchfork, 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

Contact:

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