Tag Archives: Max/MSP

Sine Qua Non premiere at Roulette 1/20/14

I’m very pleased to announce the premiere of Sine Qua Non this month at Roulette, with my friend and longtime collaborator, pianist Carl Maguire. This work is an electro-acoustic improvisation that transforms into a generative sound installation, developed in part … Continue reading

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The Joyful Shrieks of the Cherubim!

“I heard the joyful shrieks of the cherubim singing and shouting ‘Hosannah,’ and the thundering shout of rapture from the seraphim, which made heaven and all creation shake.” -Ivan Karamazov (The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoyevsky) I hope you’re all enjoying … Continue reading

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Lietuva

This April and May I was an artist-in-residence at the Vilnius Academy of Arts – Nida Art Colony in Lithuania, to compose music for the next Ergo record and to continue work on my proposed installation Sine Qua Non. I’d … Continue reading

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Sine Qua Non with Kaoru Watanabe

Thursday, October 25 915pm Kaoru Watanabe-flutes, Brett Sroka-laptop Shapshifter Lab 18 Whitwell Place (Park Slope) Brooklyn, NY (map) $5 This Thursday at Shapeshifter Lab I’ll be collaborating with one of my oldest friends, Kaoru Watanabe, for the first time. Kaoru … Continue reading

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Ergo at Penn – concert review

Big thanks to Dr. Guthrie Ramsey for having us to present our music and thoughts at the University of Pennsylvania, and thanks to composer Erica Ball for writing this thoughtful review. “The shadows of bebop, Coltrane, Sun Ra, and other … Continue reading

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random scraps

This is just a random scrap from the cutting room floor of the Cherubim record in progress. I thought it was interesting-ish… but not interesting-ish enough… Randomscrap008 by srokasonic

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Raindrop Redux

Tim Tsang and I did some electro-acoustic riffing on Chopin’s raindrop prelude last night at I-Park. Raindrop Redux by srokasonic I-Park Open Studios this Sunday

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Introducing… CHERUBIM!

Guitarist Yuko Pepe and myself have recently embarked on a collaboration we’re calling Cherubim. We’ve been playing together for the past few years in the noise, rock, improv, collective 12,000 Trees and wanted to see what that aesthetic paired down … Continue reading

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All About Jazz

An interesting and thoughtful review from Glenn Astarita in AllAboutJazz.com. Thanks Glenn! “Ergo’s modus operandi is not easily categorized, which is a good thing. A mark of distinction pervades throughout these compositions, partly engineered with budding layers, climactic opuses, subtle … Continue reading

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Outer Dark

A few months ago my good friend Jessi Patz asked me to compose something for a new dance piece she’s been creating. Jessi does all kinds of dance so I wasn’t quite sure what it would be, but I can … Continue reading

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