Byron Westbrook; Body ConsonanceHands In The Dark
HIDT 034 LP
Long Playing Record
Body Consonance is the follow up to Precipice, Byron Westbrook’s critically acclaimed debut LP from 2015 (Root Strata).
Taking a turn towards greater immediacy, this new album is far from “ambient” with ecstatic abstract rhythm as its anchor. An artist who also operates in visual contexts, Westbrook utilizes binaural qualities of the stereo listening format to sculpt three-dimensional sounds in perpetual motion, producing works that are both pointillistic and psychedelic. Body Consonance is a meditation on physicality, a virtuosic choreography of sonic textures, colors and shapes woven together; Bodies in motion, conversing, orbiting, colliding
Byron Westbrook is a sound artist and musician based in Brooklyn, NY. He has been performing and showing installation work internationally since 2008. He has an MFA from Bard College, where he studied with Marina Rosenfeld, Marcus Schmickler and David Behrman and has been an integral part of Phill Niblock’s Experimental Intermedia Foundation since 2005.