Music

Since 2011, the Roske music project has served as a creative outlet for my feelings on Autism, insomnia, politics, religion, and interpersonal relationships. This DIY music project — recorded in a home studio on a budget under $1000 — draws on a wide range of genre influences to create music that sounds fun and familiar, but also unique and exciting — like nothing you’ve ever heard.

My main influences are broadway showtunes, punk rock, and flamenco, wrapped up with 70s singer-songwriter lyrical conventions and pop music structures. I’ve also incorporated elements of Jewish liturgical music, klezmer, Mizrahi pop from Israel, maqam music from throughout the Middle East-North Africa, 80s synthpop, hip-hop, nu metal, country, and the blues. I’ve got songs you can dance to, songs you can cry to, and songs for confronting the end of the world.

At the moment, I’m still trying to organize all my recordings in one place, but you can find them scattered across various websites including Youtube, Spotify, Bandcamp, and Soundcloud. I will continue to update this page as I gather material in one place.

My next album, Dispatches, will be released in early summer. It features a mix of pop songwriting conventions and classical composition, Middle Eastern folk traditions, and even experimental techniques such as microtonality, polyrhythm and odd meter.


 

Ithaca, 2020