Meason Wiley is a multi-media artist, musician, producer, sound designer, composer, and fabricator based out of Austin + Los Angeles. He received his BFA (music technology) from CalArts in 2009. He is currently pursuing his MFA in music technology at CalArts under the guidance of Ajay Kapur and Michael Darling. Meason is a lecturer/assoc. professor of music technology at Austin Community College. He is also a sound designer/music producer for the online digital arts education company Kadenze.
His current artistic work focuses on digital fabrication, generative systems, physical computing, kinetic + immersive art, and the sonification of natural phenomenon. He has performed as a solo electronic artist under the moniker's Counters + Dead Waiter since 2005. Meason has played in numerous bands and collaborated with a number of extraordinary artists including Roger O’Donnell, Ajay Kapur, Caroline Lufkin, Tracy Wilson, The Machine Orchestra, John-Mike Reed, David Rosenboom, Ulrich Krieger, Aneila Perry, Matt Barbier, Philippe Brunet, Curtis Bahn, Perry Cook, Jeff Lufkin, Carl Burgin, Amber Lepley, Trimpin, Indrahit Banerjee, Subrata Bhattacharya, Jason McKenzie, Present Company Theatre, Zbigniew Karkowski, R. Branden Harper, and many others.
In addition to extensive touring, Meason has lectured and presented work at NMASS (Austin), CalArts, Church of the Friendly Ghost (Austin), NIME (Carnegie Melon University - 2009), Austin Community College, ICMC (New York University – 2010), NIME (LSU - 2015), Dubspot/Ableton (Los Angeles/Austin), Texas State University, Walt Disney Theatre/REDCAT (Los Angeles), Ballet Austin, Austin Film Festival, SXSW, and Housecore Horror Film Festival (Austin) among others. His work has been featured in both print and online publications including NIME, ICMC, CMJ, Apple, Wired, Sonic State, Synthtopia, Pitchfork, Synthwise, C-Net, Spin Magazine, Attack of the Show, Uncut (England), Create Digital Music, the Austin Chronicle, the Austin American Statesman, the LA Times, and LA Weekly.