Nick Lloyd is the owner, curator, and chief engineer at Firehouse 12, a venue presenting creative and improvised music. Along with cornetist and composer Taylor Ho Bynum, he is also co-founder of the critically acclaimed record label Firehouse 12 Records. Artists represented on Firehouse 12 Records include Anthony Braxton, Bill Dixon, Myra Melford and Mary Halvorson. In addition to his work in improvised music, Nick has worked as a producer and engineer on a number of projects in disparate musical genres: Lisa Moore’s 2009 recording of Don Byron’s Pultizer Prize finalist suite “Seven Etudes for Piano”, and a number of records with the rock band The National. Nick is a musician himself, having performed for years in clubs around New Haven and New York, as part of jazz, rock, and R&B bands. He received both a BA (1997) and an MA in Music Theory (2001) from Yale, where he is now a lecturer in the MFA Sound Design program at Yale School of Drama. He lives in downtown New Haven with his wife Megan Craig, and their one year-old daughter Cora.