A cross-disciplinary label focused on the production of highly-personal objects and experiences, designed by artists working at the intersection of music composition, performance, cinema, and code.

Our mission is to design and present new forms of physical artifacts that encourage deeper engagement with albums amidst today's stream-focused music economy. Founded in 2016 by a group of artists driven by a shared passion for the sensory connection and communal experiences inherent in real-world craft, 79A fosters collaboration between creatives working across the globe.

The first group project we produced was a concept album released on a handheld video projector. Deru "1979" – the project that inspired our name – gave us affirmation that fans are willing to dive deep into a mythology and invest in design objects that feel valuable enough to pass onto the next generation. We learned that spending hours putting inked marks to paper by hand, combined with the inventive use of modern technology, yields a wholly-original and inspired process where tradition meets innovation.

We want you to proudly display our products on your shelves. We hope they spark ideas, create conversations, and fill your spaces with wonder – because that's why we became obsessed with music in the first place, and we think you agree.

- 79A

Founders

Benjamin Wynn

Emmy Award-winning American composer, sound designer, music producer and independent artist with releases on Mush Records, Merck Records, and Neo Ouija as well as remixes and tracks for label compilations on Hometapes, Ghostly International, Hymen Records, 1320 Records, Unseen, and Mille Plateaux. 

Having spent recent years on projects centered around performing arts, including a collaboration with British composer Joby Talbot on the score to Wayne McGregor’s ballet, Genus, Wynn is focused on pushing what’s possible with electroacoustic and electronic instrumentation as recorded artifacts and live audiovisual experiences.

Anthony Ciannamea

Filmmaker and designer inspired by the intersection of technology, mythology, and mysticism in storytelling.  After a decade as an art director and creative coder at ad agencies in Chicago, Anthony co-founded ScenicStudio.tv and has directed music videos, interactive media projects, and a feature-length documentary (“Outliers, Vol. I: Iceland”). He’s worked with large brands in the advertising world as well as collaborations with Deru, Shigeto, Prefuse 73, Son Lux, Ghostly International, and Alpha Pup. In 2015 he joined LA’s The Echo Society as a lead visual designer. 

Currently, Anthony runs the design & motion studio EFFIXX, as well as 79Ancestors, from his home in Los Angeles, CA.

Yaniv De Ridder

Software craftsman with over 12 years of development experience with front-end expertise and an intimate passion for user experience, interaction design and beautiful software crafting. Currently at Adobe as a Senior Experience Developer in the Experience Design group working on seed-products, prototypes, R&D. Yaniv comes from a multimedia and programming background, ranging from sound/video editing, interaction/UI programming and as well as rich application software design, a combination of skills that enables the creation of state of the art digital experience. 

Yaniv has worked on a variety of applications of all scales from education, entertainment, digital media to enterprise, start-ups and Fortune 50 companies.

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