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Weston Olencki

Brooklyn, NY   

Weston Olencki is a South Carolina-born musician working at the intersections of improvisation, contemporary composition & extended instrumental performance, new media technologies, and noise-based practices.

He has presented work at the Borealis Festival, ISSUE Project Room, REDCAT, bludenzer tage zeitgemäßer musik, Ghent Jazz Festival, Blanton Museum of Art, philharmonie luxembourg, Squeaky Wheel, Mostly Mozart, the American Academy in Rome, Frequency Festival, Indexical, and the OPTION series, and was awarded the Kranichsteiner Musikpreis from the 2016 Darmstadt Ferienkurse. He has received commissions from line upon line percussion, Ensemble Pamplemousse, Wet Ink Ensemble, wild Up, Talea Ensemble, Teodora Stepancic, and saxophonist Patrick Stadler.

Weston has held residencies at the University of California Santa Cruz, Harvard, NYU, Columbia, Princeton, Stanford, Northwestern, and was a 2018 visiting artist at CalArts. Various recording projects have been released by HatHut, Not Two, Sound American, Parlour Tapes+, Carrier Records, Clean Feed, Anticausal Systems, and Dinzu Artefacts. He is an active member of RAGE THORMBONES, Ensemble Pamplemousse, the Wet Ink Large Ensemble, tunnels, and performs regularly as a soloist and ensemble member on low brass instruments, modular synthesizers, and various electronic media. He lives in New York City, and is also a curator/sound engineer for Spectrum NYC.

selections from SOLO WORKS

three pieces from an ongoing series of solo works for various brass instruments. Volume 1 released by Creative Sources Recordings [Lisbon].

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contraposition [2015-16] – Eric Wubbels

composed by Eric Wubbels.
performed by Weston Olencki and Eric Wubbels.
recorded live June 14, 2016 at St. Peter’s, Chelsea.

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for melodicas

written, recorded, and performed by Weston Olencki. Written for Ensemble Pamplemousse and the Borealis Festival for Experimental Music, Bergen, NO.

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