Booker Stardrum

Composer, Percussionist

Kingston, United States

Booker Stardrum is a composer, percussionist, producer, and educator. Stardrum has released three solo records (‘Crater’ in 2021, ‘Temporary etc.’ in 2018 and ‘Dance And’ in 2015). Throughout the last decade, Stardrum has collaborated, toured, and recorded with Horse Lords, Lee Ranaldo, Carl Stone, Wendy Eisenberg, Weyes Blood, Lisel, Chris Williams, Yuka C Honda, jaimie branch, Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Landlady, and the Young Jean Lee Theater Company, in addition to countless experimental and improvisational collaborations. Booker has scored films by Suneil Sanzgiri and Miranda Javid. He is a New Amsterdam Composer fellow, a Pioneer Works resident and a Denniston Hill resident and has had new works commissioned by National Sawdust (Brooklyn, NY) and Indexical (Santa Cruz, CA). He has toured in the US, Europe, Asia, and South America and has performed at such festivals as Big Ears (US), Rewire (NL), Le Guess Who (NL), Moers (DE), Meltdown (U.K.), Brighton (U.K), Festival Bo:m (ROK), Hopscotch (US) and Ecstatic Music (US). His discography includes solo and collaborative releases on independent labels such as NNA Tapes, Northern Spy Records, Mexican Summer, Saddle Creek, Luminelle, Prom Night Records and Home Tapes. Booker lives in unceded Munsee territory also known as the Hudson Valley in New York State.