photo by  Kate Ovaska

photo by Kate Ovaska

Will Stanton is a musician, audio engineer, and producer residing in Brooklyn, NY. Will writes, produces, and performs music, as well as engineering sound alongside a number of prominent artists, musicians, actors, comedians, business people, and media production companies.

Initially a live sound engineer at experimental music venues around New York City, Will’s experiences have led him to work with artists, clients in a number of roles. Will has written and produced his own music, as well as scored for film and dance. He has also engineered as a studio engineer, an interactive designer, and as a nationally and internationally touring FOH engineer. Some of the artists and creatives Will has worked with include Snarky Puppy, The Music Tapes / Orbiting Human Circus, Vicky Chow, Travis Scott, Mykki Blanco, House of Labeija, Nels Cline, Ethan Hawke, as well as politicians and business figures including George Soros, Queen Rania of Jordan, and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. Notable venues and studios Will has worked at include MoMA, MoMA PS1, WNYC, Cielo, Just Blaze’s Stadiumred Studios, La Sala, Spectrum, Knockdown Center, ShapeShifter Labs, Emoto Music, Grand Street Recording, Great American Music Hall, the 40 Watt, and The Ark.

Some of Will’s more frequent collaborators include Julian Koster (Neutral Milk Hotel, The Music Tapes, The Orbiting Human Circus), pianist Vicky Chow, violist Jeanann Dara, composer/guitar David First and his drone ensemble Western Enisphere, as well as composer and producer Virgil Moorefield (Swans, Glenn Branca).

Will is a graduate of the University of Michigan’s Performing Arts Technology program, and a native of southeastern Michigan.