Jordan Lytle, now based in Seattle, has been with Akustiks since June of 2010. He holds a B.F.A from Ithaca College in Theatre Production Arts with a concentration in sound design. Jordan encountered Akustiks while they were involved with the renovation of Ithaca College’s theater facilities in 2008.
Since then, he has contributed to the sound system design of the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, New York; the audio video systems for Country Music Hall of Fame CMA Theater in Nashville, Tennessee; the audio video systems at the Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama; the revitalization of Silver Hall at Case Western Reserve University; and multiple projects at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Jordan, along with Anthony Nittoli, has been involved in different system designs for the New Victory Theater and productions at the Park Avenue Armory, both in New York City.
His interest in and aptitude for electro acoustics led to considerable experience while still in college. He mixed and designed several productions and was an assistant to the sound design professor, Don Tindall. Since then he has gained additional experience in video design through classes and seminars.
Aside from designing, Jordan has experience in live theatre mixing and engineering of large-scale musicals, concerts, and plays along with religious productions and conferences. He has also been involved in live audio and video streaming services for the arts. Jordan is proud to be involved with Bette Midler’s Stages for Success foundation that upgrades public high school auditoriums around New York City. He provides the audio and video design as well as programming and training for the teachers and students.
Jordan hails from Wichita, Kansas where he first got his start in this industry by repairing his family’s broken television at the age of 9. Since then he has spent most of his life taking apart everything he has ever owned to discover how it works. He also started providing sound for his local church children’s choir during the 5th grade. This interest steered him towards a career in the technical arts.
Outside of work, Jordan tries to keep up his drumming chops, explores places with his camera, but spends most of his time with his fellow juror turned wife, Zoë, and their son Ansel. He is excited to see where his work at Akustiks takes him next.