zach layton
Since 2004
Works in New York, New York United States of America

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, subsequently building a homemade Electroencephalagrah (EEG), which he sometimes uses in performance.

Zach's work has been performed by the Cleveland Chamber Symphony and 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 and has been reviewed several times in the New York Times. Zach has received awards from the Netherlands America Foundation and the Jerome Foundation and is a student at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program.
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Arthur's Landing

Thu Dec 11, 2008 00:00 - Mon Dec 01, 2008

Thursday, December 11

arthur's landing

Arthur's Landing is a project, an ensemble of varying dimensions and purposes, that performs music written and imagined by the late Arthur Russell, with not only a sense of recalling his life and times, but also with an view toward moving his music into the future. Arthur's diverse collection of musicians comprise the ensemble. Arthur rode the subway beyond any known limits of the downtown scene, lurked in the back of the hall observing certain musicians, and talked them into collaborating with him. The result was music informed by the social interaction of people with disparate backgrounds, both in life and in music.

Arthur's popular and disco songs are a natural vehicle for the musicians of Arthur's Landing. His interventions into technology and so-called "serious" music also find their way into the group's sensibility.

musicians include:

Ernie Brooks
Steven Hall
Peter Zummo
Joyce Kirby
Mustafa Ahmed
Elodie Lauten
Bill Ruyle
John Sherman
and special guests

8pm $15


development director

Mon Jun 02, 2008 17:05

Development Director
ISSUE Project Room
(Brooklyn, NY)

ISSUE Project Room, a critically acclaimed non-profit performing arts
organization based in Brooklyn, NY, seeks a full-time Development
Director.   The development director will be a fundraising executive
with a minimum of three years experience in performing or visual arts
field, and a proven record of fundraising in both capital campaigns
and annual giving programs.   The development director will be
responsible for the organization's capital, endowment and operational
campaigns. ISSUE has just announced a $2.4 million capital campaign,
and the development director must be able to hit the ground running.

Responsibilities and Duties:  cultivation of major donors, development
and support of the capital campaign leadership committee,
establishment of a productive annual giving and membership program,
special events, sponsorships, planned giving, named opportunities,
endowment giving. In addition the development director will establish
and oversee programs for donor cultivation, recognition and
stewardship at all levels of giving capacity, and will maintain
accurate donor records.  We are seeking an exceptionally creative,
energetic and innovative professional with an strong interest in an
organization whose performing artists define the cutting edge of avant-garde culture.


Zach Layton
Assistant Director
ISSUE Project Room

no phone calls please


la superette this weekend


this is the second shopping weekend of La Superette, curated by Tali
Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus,
who have invited me to be an iPod DJ along with Bethany Ryker of
wfmu's stochastic hit parade and Daniel Perlin tomorrow from 12 - 7pm.

La Superette is a fantastic event and a great opportunity to pick up
some affordable art work by wonderful artists...come on down.

(see for full information):

Saturday December 8 and Sunday December 9 from 12 NOON until 7pm each day.
this year all La Superette events are being held at 112 W. 44th St. a
block from Times Square in Manhattan.

though a few things sold out, many great items are still available so come
shop for things you and your loved ones will adore!

also a few sets of Viewmaster glasses for the Dec. 13-16 performance
series featuring Loud
Objects, Benton Bainbridge/Matty Ostrowski, MV Carbon/Tony Conrad,
Nautical Almanac, The And Group, Luke Dubois, James Rouvelle/John
Roach, Dan Iglesia, and Gerald Marks (details at: ) are still available, and may be the
only way to get into the shows on those nights depending on space
constraints, so if you're interested, you should come pick some up this

What is La Superette?

La Superette is an annual event, an art sale held around the holiday
season in December.
We organize a temporary store where artists sell functional art in
multiples at affordable prices.
In addition to the sale there are performances and video screenings
that run throughout the day.

Bon Anniversaire!
To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of La Superette,
we are expanding the event into a festival taking place
over the first few weeks of December.

Where is La Superette?

All La Superette 2007 events are at chashama's Times Square location:

112 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036

Subway: 1, 2, 3, 7, A, C, E, N, R, Q to 42 St. Times Sq.
F to 42 St. Bryant Park



av madness at the spiegeltent

DARMSTADT and IGNIVOMOUS present an evening of kitschy found footage
along with a psychedelic audiovisual freakout at the SPIEGELTENT in south
street seaport on monday evening, SEPTEMBER 18.

AV GEEKS presents "School-a-delic," a collection of 16mm educational
films from the late 60s and early 70s that aren't specifically about
hallucinogenics, but were certainly influenced by them. Titles
include: 200, Toes Tell, Toothache of a Clown, Fantasy of Feet,
Malakapalakadoo Skip Two, Replay, The Eyes Have.. Or Do They? and more!

FOUND FOOTAGE FESTIVAL is a hilarious showcase of 80s and 90s era
videotapes that were found at garage sales, thrift stores, warehouses and
trash bins throughout the USA. Highlights from the show include: a
Midwestern insurance advert with brutally graphic reenactments of
on-the-job accidents, an adult-oriented travel doc for Rio's Carnival
featuring a young and frisky Arnold Schwarzenegger, and scatalogical
outtakes from an industrial about RVs.

LoVid build and perform on their own audiovisual synthesizers with
"television signal scrambler" technology, using electronic sound to
interrupt video signals and filter the feed into swirling,

the Dewans are two cousins, inventors of unique and original analog
synthesizers, and performers of populist musique concrete. The
Dewantatrons are their original creations and the instruments on which
they will be so excellently performing.

Mighty Robot are Brooklyn's legendary visuals squad, implementing the
techniques of the 60s Psychedelic Lightshow as well as a deconstruction
of found footage, evoking the spirit of 60s-era expanded cinema to
dizzying effect.

Darmstadt "Classics of the Avant Garde," the Brooklyn-based
contemporary music outfit lead by Zach Layton and Nick Hallett, presents a

special series of concerts for the Speigeltent. Internationally acclaimed
chamber ensembles play contemporary music by young composers and classic
20th Century works by Cage and Xenakis. Major figures from New York's
leading experimental new media community present live real-time
improvisatory electronic audio-visual performances. Homemade synthesizers,

oddball educational films and psychedelic visuals round out the series. A
downtown premiere series sure to be unlike anything you've ever seen at
the South Street Seaport.

Darmstadt reviewed in the New York Times, not once, but twice:

event info:
10 PM - 1 AM
(2, 3, 4, 5, J, Z, or M to Fulton Street; A and C to Broadway-Nassau)
Ticketing services provided by Ticket Central, 212 279-4200, Noon to
8pm Daily.
Book online at

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new york digital salon: harmonic light

Hey partner chika ijima and I are in the new york digital salon
year...opening reception is next thursday from 5-7...check it out:

The New York Digital Salon presents Harmonic Light

The third of four summer visual music exhibitions features work that
operates under the premise that perception of one sense can manifest as
another. These works visually generate an association between sound and
image for their audiences. The similarities between music and visual art
are an essential thread to the creation of these abstract works. This
exhibition is part of the 2006 NYDS Abstract Visual Music project.

Harmonic Light Artists:
Bret Battey Autarkeia Aggregatum
Ruth Jarman 200 Nanowebbers
David Kiers META_EPICS
Andre Goncalvas Sound Studies
Chika Iijima & Zach Layton Chronos III
Marco DiNoia Pixelsound
Bozidar Svetek Queensland Music

132 West 21 Street, 7th floor
Free and open to the public

Opening Reception: July 20, 5-7 PM
Exhibition: July 21 - July 29
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 12-5, or by appt.

This exhibition is sponsored by the School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Art
Department, New York State Council on the Arts, and the Visual Arts

The New York Digital Salon
Since 1993, the New York Digital Salon has served as a catalyst for
greater public awareness and appreciation of new media art, and continues
to promote the creative use of technology and innovation in contemporary
art. The NYDS maintains an extensive online archive and resource of
digital art, artists, and essays. The NYDS contributes to cultural growth
through educational and public programs, exhibitions, and screenings, both
nationally and internationally. A project of the Visual Arts Foundation,
the NYDS has received support from the NEA, Rockefeller Foundation, NYSCA,
NESTA-UK and the School of Visual Arts.

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