"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.

Arteles Creative Center

Haukijarvi, Finland


Tallin, Estonia

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

past shows

sine qua non
film music
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