Zach Layton is a guitarist, composer, curator, teacher and visual artist based in New York.
He has composed orchestral music for the Cleveland Chamber Symphony and the String Orchestra of Brooklyn and has performed and exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum, the Kitchen, MoMa/PS1, ISSUE Project Room, Roulette, EMPAC, Eyebeam, International Computer Music Festival, Experimental Intermedia, Performa, Exit Art, Sculpture Center, Transmediale Berlin, SCOPE Art Foundation, Audio Art Festival Krakow and many other venues in New York and worldwide. He has worked with a diverse range of artists and musicians including Vito Acconci, Bradley Eros, Bobby Previte, Henry Fraser, Ben Vida, Tony Conrad, Victoria Keddie, Tristan Perich, Elliott Sharp, Joshua White, David Grubbs, Loren Connors, Luke Dubois, Peggy Ahwesh, Bradford Reed, Alex Waterman, and many more.
Zach is also founder of the experimental music series, "Darmstadt: Classics of the Avant Garde" (co-curated with Nick Hallett), former co-curator of the MoMa/PS1 WarmUp music series and former curator of Issue Project Room.
Zach has received grants from the Fulbright Foundation, Turbulence.org, NYFA,
Experimental Television Center, Danish Council for Visual Arts, Jerome Foundation, Signal Culture, Wave Farm and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts grant to artists award in the Music/Sound category.
Zach is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU, the Milton Avery Graduate School for the Arts at Bard College MFA program, and PhD at Rensselear Polytechnic Institute.
He has taught at NYU, the New School, Bard High School Early College, Bloomfield College, and is currently Assistant Professor of Music Production at Ramapo College of New Jersey.