Weston Olencki is a trombonist/composer working at the boundaries of sound art, composition, improvisation, and electronic noise, testing the emerging artistic and social relationships between humans and machines through intense, sustained collaborations. He has presented work at the Borealis Festival [Bergen], ISSUE Project Room [NYC], Transparent Sound [Budapest], Time of Music [Viitasaari], REDCAT [LA], Blanton Museum of Art [Austin, TX], Squeaky Wheel [Buffalo], Weisslich [Manchester/London], Qubit [NYC], Constellation's Frequency Series [Chicago], Indexical [Santa Cruz], and OPTION [Chicago], and was awarded the Kranichsteiner Musikpreis for performance from the 2016 Darmstadt Ferienkurse. He also co-curates/presents the Chance and Circumstance festival, an annual festival for experimental arts in NYC.
Weston has held residencies at the University of California Santa Cruz, Harvard, NYU, Columbia, Stanford, Northwestern, and was a 2018 visiting artist at CalArts. He has recorded for HatHut, Not Two, Sound American, Parlour Tapes+, and Clean Feed, Anticausal Systems, Dinzu Artefacts, with forthcoming solo releases on Carrier Records and Astral Spirits. 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, modular synthesizers, and electronics. He lives in New York City.