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Precipice is Byron Westbrook's first long-playing record under his given name. Operating under the handle Corridors for many years, Westbrook has established a reputation for creating immersive, multi-channel, site-specific live experiences using sound, image, and light. Precipice expands upon these ideas as a collection of approaches to texture, landscape, perception of time, and the potential for sound to generate visual space. Like climbing a column that inexplicably leads to a plateau of glass, the topography above and below visible in crystal clear relief. Byron Westbrook is an artist and musician based in Brooklyn, NY. He works with listening, space, perception, and awareness, often pursuing routes with social engagement. His electronic sound interventions play with dynamics of perception of space, sometimes manifesting as multi-channel sound performances or as small- or large-scale installation work using video or lighting. He has presented work at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (London), Clocktower Gallery (NYC), ISSUE Project Room (NYC), Abrons Arts Center (NYC), Roulette Intermedium (NYC), Diapason Gallery (NYC), Eyebeam (NYC), BRIC Arts Media House (NYC), LMAKprojects (NYC), Human Resources (Los Angeles), The Lab (San Francisco), International House (Philadelphia), VIVO Media Arts Centre (Vancouver), Les Voûtes (Paris), Festival Colla+eral (Bologna), O' (Milan), Cyberfest (St. Petersburg), and many others. He studied with David Behrman, Marcus Schmickler, Laetitia Sonami, and Marina Rosenfeld for his MFA from Bard College, and has also toured and collaborated with Rhys Chatham. He has also worked closely with Phill Niblock at Experimental Intermedia in NYC since 2005. He has been an artist in residence at Clocktower Gallery, The Wassaic Project, Diapason Gallery, and HotelPupik, and was a 2014 Civitella Ranieri Fellow. LP includes download code.