Brett Sroka is a composer, musician, sound artist and curator traversing the spheres of improvisation, technology and contemporary art. He has released six records of original music, with his electro-acoustic jazz trio, Ergo, and melodronoise duo Cherubim on labels such as Fresh Sound, Zeromoon and Cuneiform Records. His installations and collaborations have been presented at The New Museum in lower Manhattan, Roulette Intermeduim in Brooklyn, Alfred University’s Institute of Electronic Arts, Risonanze in Venice, Italy and the Galway Jazz Festival in Ireland. As Cultural Program Curator at Lévy Gorvy Gallery in New York City and London, he programs aesthetic dialogues between the performing and visual arts for their regular series of exhibition events.
Sroka is currently working on a broader conceptual body of work bridging his interests in music, sound, video and sculpture, in a project investigating the history, science and politics of equal temperament in western music. Drawing on the natural forms of the harmonic series, the invention of the piano, Glenn Gould and Rosalyn Tureck’s intense devotion to Bach, Sol Lewitt’s inspiration in the variations of Bach, and the number thirteen as a symbol of transcendence.