This performance will feature works for electronics and improvised guitar feedback using a multi-channel audio system as well as videos created while in residence at HotelPupik in Austria (www.hotelpupik.org).
Byron Westbrook (b. 1977) is an artist working with the dynamic quality of physical space using multi-channel sound and images. His audio/video performances under the name CORRIDORS involve the distribution of processed instrumental and environmental recordings through a multi-channel environment with a focus on energy distilled from sound and light. He has presented at venues such as Tonic, Roulette, Diapason Gallery, Les VoÃ»tes (FR), Wien Konzerthaus (Austria), Issue Project Room, The Stone, NonEvent (Boston), Sonic Circuits Festival (DC), Institute of Intermedia (CZ), Experimental Intermedia, Exit Art Gallery. He has shared performance bills with Tony Conrad, Phill Niblock, Jandek, Sawako, Heribert Freidl, Stefan Tcherepnin, Alessandro Bosetti, Jason Kahn, Jon Mueller, Tetuzi Akiyama, among many others. Westbrook has also collaborated with Paris-based composer and former Kitchen curator Rhys Chatham in the drone metal group Essentialist (Table of the Elements), as well as performed in the ensembles of Phill Niblock, Rhys Chatham, Glenn Branca, Duane Pitre, David Watson and Jonathan Kane. He has worked as technical coordinator of Phill Niblock’s Experimental Intermedia Foundation since 2004. In 2007, he was the recipient of the Jerome Foundation Emerging Artists Commission through Roulette Intermedium. In 2008 he was an artist in residence at HotelPupik at Sclhoss Schrattenberg. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY