Born 1977 in Baton Rouge, LA/USA.
Byron Westbrook is an artist and musician based in Brooklyn, NY/USA, who completed his master’s in Music/Sound at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY/USA in 2012. He works with listening, perception and awareness, often pursuing routes that involve social engagement. His electronic sound interventions play with dynamics of perception of space, sometimes manifesting as multi-channel sound performances or as small or large-scale installation work using video or lighting. He has worked closely with Phill Niblock’s Experimental Intermedia Foundation in New York since 2005.
His works have been exhibited in various shows, such as in the group exhibition NO MUSIC WAS PLAYING, Les Instants Chavirés, Paris/France (2014), Interval/Habitat, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA/USA (2013), and Soundworks, ICA London, Great Britain (2012). In 2013, he performed as part of ISSUE Project Room’s Ten Years Alive on the Infinite Plain festival in Brooklyn.
In 2014, he was a resident at Civitella Ranieri Foundation in Umbertide, Italy and was recently awarded a Media Arts Grant from NYSCA/Wave Farm. Precipice, an LP of new compositions, will be published by the label Root Strata in late 2015.