Weston Olencki is a trombonist/composer working at the boundary of sound art, composition, and electronic noise, testing the emerging artistic and social relationships between humans and machines through intense, sustained personal collaborations. He has presented work at the Borealis Festival [Bergen], ISSUE Project Room [NYC], Transparent Sound [Budapest], REDCAT [LA], Squeaky Wheel [Buffalo], Weisslich [Manchester/London], Qubit [NYC], Constellation's Frequency Series [Chicago], FOCIarts [New Orleans], Indexical [Santa Cruz], and OPTION [Chicago], and was awarded the Kranichsteiner Musikpreis for performance from the 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 University [HGNM], NYU, Columbia, and Stanford University, with upcoming residencies at Northwestern and CalArts. He has recorded for HatHut, Not Two, Sound American, Parlour Tapes+, and Clean Feed, with forthcoming solo releases on Carrier Records and anticausal systems. 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 synths, and electronics.