Zachary Boyt is a composer and multimedia artist residing in Eugene, OR. His work explores the musicality and performance of data-driven instruments and data sonification. He holds degrees in Cello Performance and Music Technology from Western Michigan University where he specialized in gesture-sensing technology applied to traditional string instruments. Currently, Zachary is pursuing a DMA in Data-Driven Instrument Performance at the University of Oregon where he builds, composes for, and performs with new digital instruments. His music performance and research have been presented internationally at conferences and venues including EMM (Electronic Music Midwest), SCI (Society of Composers Inc.), EABD (Electroacoustic Barn Dance), SEAMUS (Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States), FMO (Future Music Oregon), KISS (Kyma International Sound Symposium), and Festival Cultural Zacatecas. He is also a co-artistic director and co-founder of Ensemble Kalamazoo, a new music ensemble performing works of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Recently, Zachary has co-founded Ramificaciones, a new media arts collective based in Zacatecas, Mexico.