Billy Bennett came to ITP from Nashville, where he worked as a musician, recording and mixing engineer, producer, and touring live sound engineer. His work includes a diverse set of artists including MGMT, Of Montreal, The Whigs, and The Drive-By Truckers. Music remains a part of his current art practice, but he has greatly expanded his understanding into computer programming, making interactive musical pieces like his magical, musical wand.
Helping others through education is a core value for Billy. In 2019, with the help of ITP faculty and student volunteers, he launched The Coding Lab - a walk-up help desk for NYU students to get help with their code. He has also been an adjunct professor of audio engineering at Belmont University in Nashville, a coding mentor at Vidcode, and a beta-tester for instrument startup Artiphon.
Billy is originally from Athens, Ga, and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. He has a BA in Management from the University of Georgia and an MPS degree in Interactive Telecommunications from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.