"An Ellington fiend who likes to get his computerized space-dub on, the trombonist has lots of sound sculpture in him. His rather dramatic art music is both texturally rich and compositionally engaging."
- The Village Voice

Brett Sroka is a composer and sound artist for film, dance, installation and his own ensembles in which he plays trombone and laptop. He has released five records of original music, performed at BAMcafe, the Sonic Circuits Festival, the Guggenheim Museum and the Teatro Fondamenta Nueve in Venice, Italy and scored a variety of films that have appeared at festivals in Maine, Texas, Paris, Hamburg and Beijing.
After graduating from Manhattan School of Music, Sroka made his first record, Hearsay, for the Fresh Sound-New Talent label, with classmates Jason Moran and Eric Harland. He has led the minimal, electro-acoustic trio Ergo on three releases, most recently If Not Inertia from Cuneiform Records, with guest Mary Halvorson. Cherubim, a melody/noise/drone duo with guitarist Yuko Pepe, has just released their debut record with the Zeromoon label. Sroka has received grants from the Queens Council on the Arts, twice been a fellow at the I-Park Foundation, a visiting artist at the University of Pennsylvania and the Institute of Electronic Arts at Alfred University. While in residence this past spring at the Vilnius Academy of Art - Nida Art Colony in Lithuania, he completed a new suite for Ergo which will be released in 2014 and developed Sine Qua Non, a performance/sound installation, which was premiered at Roulette in Brooklyn, NY in January of 2014. He has recently received a Finlandia Foundation grant to attend the Arteles Creative Center in Haukijärvi, Finland this summer.

April 12, 1pm & April 13, 8pm
TriCentric Festival Installation
Andre Vida - Moving Scores

EYEBEAM Art + Technology Center

540 W. 21st St.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

85 Ave A (b/w 5th & 6th)
New York City

Friday, March 14, 2014
Brooklyn house show

Brooklyn, NY

Saturday, March 15, 2014
Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center

8230 Georgia Avenue,
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

Monday, January 20, 2014, 8pm
Sine Qua Non
with Carl Maguire

509 Atlantic Ave

Brooklyn, NY 10002

Friday, November 22
121 Ludlow Floor 2; Ring bell for 2
(between Delancey and Rivington)

NYC, NY 10002

Sunday, November 3, 8pm
Cherubim with Yoshiaki Takao
Commune (anniversary party)
191 Grand St.
Brooklyn, NY

Thursday, September 26
University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

September 19-30, 5pm
Score and Seek
EYEBEAM Art + Technology Center

540 W. 21st St.

Friday, July 26, 7pm
The Lily-Pad
1353 Cambridge St., Inman Sq. Cambridge, MA

Monday, July 8, 930pm
ShapeShifter Lab
18 Whitwell Place Brooklyn, NY 11215

April-May, 2013
Vilnius Academy of Arts - Nida Art Colony

Nida, Lithuania

February 4-8, 2013
Institute of Electronic Arts
Alfred University
Alfred, NY

December 6-9
Music Factory
EYEBEAM Art + Technology Center

540 W. 21st St.

Sunday, December 2, 3-7pm
Daniel Reyes Llinas
Composers Concordance Festival
85 Avenue A, NYC

Wednesday, November 14, 8pm
Vaudeville Park

26 Bushwick Ave
Brooklyn, NY

Friday, November 2, 830pm
The Red Room

425 E. 31st St.
Baltimore, MD
ALSO: He Can Jog, Audrey Chen

Thursday, October 25, 915pm
Kaoru Watanabe-flutes, Brett Sroka-laptop
Shapshifter Lab

18 Whitwell Place (btwn 1st & Carroll, Park Slope)
Brooklyn, NY (map)

Saturday, October 20
12000 Trees
905 Atlantic Ave, 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY (map)

Saturday, September 29 8pm

The Sonic Circuits Festival

Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H Street NE, Washington DC, 20002
ALSO: Otomo Yoshihide

Thursday, September 27 530pm
University of Pennsylvania

Music Building rm 101
Philadelphia, PA

Sunday, August 12, 12pm
I-Park Open Studios

East Haddam, CT

Wednesday, July 18, 830pm
617 Vanderbilt Ave (between Bergen & St Marks) - ground floor Brooklyn, NY
ALSO: Ryan Keberle

Friday July 6, 8pm
(Yuko Shimizu and Brett Sroka)
La Sala

58 N. 3rd st
(Williamsburg)Brooklyn, NY

Friday June 15, 8pm
Outer Dark from choreographer Jessica Patz with music by Brett Sroka
La Guardia Performing Arts Center - Little Theater
LIC, Queens
7 train to 33rd street (it's only 1 stop past QBPlaza)
Phone: 718-482-5151
email/rsvp: lpac@lagcc.cuny.edu

Sunday May 27, 7pm
Jackson Moore - the Language of Moss
Holidays For The Future

16 Beaver Street, 4th floor
New York, NY

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