Live Stage: Zach Layton at Roulette [NYC]

zach2.jpgRoulette: Zach Layton :: June 26, 2007; 8:30 pm :: 20 Greene St. (between Canal and Grand) 2 blocks west of Broadway :: $15 at the Door :: Harvestworks, DTW members, students, seniors: $10 :: Roulette & Location One, members free :: Reservations: 212.219.8242.

Dense layers of low frequency oscillations, intersecting with synchronized abstract visualizations. Live interactions between electric guitar and laptop and a new work for multiple voices, winds, percussion and electronics by Ray Sweeten (synthesizer) and Bruce Tovsky (laptop) with text written and narrated by Vito Acconci.

Zach Layton is a New York based composer and artist interested in biofeedback techniques, psychoacoustics, perception and generative algorithms. His work investigates complex relationships created through the interaction of simple core elements like sinewaves or kinetic visual patterns. His interest in biofeedback led him into the research of music produced by human brainwaves, and he subsequently built a homemade Electroencephalagrah (EEG), which he sometimes uses in performance.

Zach’s work has been performed by the Cleveland Chamber Symphony and he has performed experimental electronic music and exhibited at the International Congress for Performance Art in Berlin, Neue Berliner Initiative, 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 also is the curator of Brooklyn’s monthly experimental music series “darmstadt: classics of the avant garde” which features leading composers and improvisers from around New York City. Zach has received grants from the Netherlands America Foundation and the Jerome Foundation and is a student at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.