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Zach Layton

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zach layton is a composer, curator and new media artist based in new york with an interest in biofeedback, generative algorithms, experimental music, video art, biomimicry and contemporary architectural practice. 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 live Audio Visual sets and exhibited at Roulette, the Kitchen, the New York Electronic Art Festival, Eyebeam, 3Legged Dog, Sculpture Center, Diapason, Issue Project Room, Bushwick Arts Project, St. Mark's Ontological Hysterical Theater, Dumbo Arts Festival, New York Digital Salon, Monkeytown, and many other venues in New York and Europe. He has collaborated with Luke Dubois, Vito Acconci, Jonas Mekas, Bradley Eros, Andy Graydon, Matthew Ostrowski, Christine Bard, Alex Waterman, Patrick Hambrecht, Marissa Olsen, Angie Eng, Adam Kendall, Chika Ijima, Tristan Perich and Ray Sweeten among many other artists, filmmakers 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 and currently is co-curator of the PS1 warmup summer music series. Zach has received grants from the Netherlands America Foundation and the Jerome Foundation and is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory and the Interactive Telecommunications Program.