Gambletron is a Queer, non-binary, interdisciplinary sound/ performance artist and musician based out of Montréal.

They are known for their noise-electronic improvisation, their multi-tonal “AM Radio Theremin”, roving transmitted “Field Trips”, “Noise Karaoke.” and their performance based media collaborations with artist Johnny Forever Nawracaj. 

Gambletron is a musical scavenger collecting technical run off, incorporating old, new and unlikely technology into their art. They work predominantly with radios and take pride in activating projects in unlikely spaces. Gambletron loves interactivity, audience participation and resonant space.

Their solo musical project is loud, heavy, and dance-y using tiny synths and homemade electronics often transmitted through a pile of FM radios. They can be found curated in clubs, galleries and outdoor space often accompanied with visual media by Johnny Forever Nawracaj.

Their art practice functions in both sonic performance, installation and sculpture. It is an extension of their musical practice focusing on the integration of radio, and experimental sound.  They explore themes of control, connectivity and communication breakdown using electronic sounds and live radio transmission to infiltrate the waves.  Gambletron’s performances function as temporary pirate radio stations evocative of subtle methods of resistance to corporate and state control of communications technology. 

Gambletron also works as a composer and musician composing electronic cues and scores for film and theatre. They are also a multi instrumentalist and a member of various music projects on Constellation Records. Gambletron can be found as touring musician with projects such as Hrsta, Nive Nielsen and the Deer Children, Carla Bozulich’s Evangelista.

Gambletron’s art and music has toured internationally and participated in festivals and residencies around the world, such as Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville, Donau Festival, Austria and Redbull Music Academy’s Drones activity In Progress.  Gambletron’s solo music has been released on Fabrica Records. 



Concordia University – BA in creative writing- incomplete                      1998

2022     Robin’s Nest, Witzenhausen, Germany                                                  

2021     Toni Onley Project, Island Mountain arts, Wells BC                                   

2020/21  Caetani Centre- Self directed- Vernon, BC                                            

2017     Murmers Residency- BetOnest Aug 21-31, Angermünde, Germany                

2016     Oboro Gallery- October 27-Nov 4th, Montreal ,Quebec                    
         Radius Chicago- Sept 4-11, Chicago/ Starved Rock State Park, ILL                
         Struts Gallery and Faucet media center Artist in Residence- June, Sackville NB       

2015     Wave Farm Artist Residency- Sept 11-20th, Hudson NY                        

2014     If You Got Ears CKUT 90.3 – guest artist programmer- 1 month, Mtl QC           

2013     Sophie Gips-Höfe Gallery, Residence Souterrain- one month, Berlin, DE            

2009     Etoiles Polaires, Festival Artist in Residence- one week, Vooruit, Ghent BE-        

1995     University of Haifa, Project Oren, Kibbutz Kfar Hannasi- 6 month, Rosh Pina, ISR     

Awards and Grants (selected)
2022           Canada Council for the arts - Research and Creation                 
2013/16/18/19  Canada Council for the Arts - Travel                                         
2018/19/20     SOCAN - Various                                             
2016/17/18     Quebec Council for the Arts- Travel                                     
2015/16        Music Action Quebec - Recording                                      
2015/19        GAMIQ Award Winner - Roots Album of the Year                                                                      - Nomination for the same four years later    
2013           Canada Council for the Arts - Relève en concert                                                                           - Innovations en concert                                                                       - Featured artist   
2012           Objet Inusite, Eastern Bloc- Curation supported by Canada Council for the Arts       

Publications, Videos, Curation
Canadian Art Magazine - “Gambletron” Feature by Yaniya Lee, Frequencies spring 2021, print 

Sound Method Podcast - Interviewed about soundart by Noah Sniderman Podcast

Radius GROUND - Radius Chicago, art book publication 2018 book

Struts Gallery Catalogue - Struts Gallery residencies 2017, published 2018, Sackville,             New Brunswick

Studios Lofts and Jam Spaces, MA tv, Juliet Lammers, tv series episode 6,                          featuring Johnny Forever and Gambletron, 2017 TV

Cracking the Waves, Lorrie Edmonds, short documentary on transmission arts                         as alternative media, 2016, Video

Making Waves: Gambletron Artist in Residence, Wavefarm, NY, video about my radio Theremin,        posted on their website, 2015, 

Eccentric Eclectic- Nika Belianina, Doc about EE Festival, spotlight performance, 2015 film

A City Is An Island- Timothy George Kelly, Interview, documentary about                            Montreal art/music scene 2014 film

Ride The Tempo-Tiana Feng, Review of the Wavelength performance 14/02/2014

Wavelength  Blog- Gambletron: The WL14 Interview 5/42014 article

Blouin Art Info- Altered City Soundscapes at the Darling Foundry, Robyn Fadden, 26/07/13

Discography (selected)
2020  Orkestar Kriminal/ Razlomanye            Coax Records
2019  Black Conflux/ soundtrack                Independant
2018  Orkestar Kriminal/ Ryobra                Coax Records
2017  The Last Walk/ Soundtrack                Pipaluk K Jørgensen & Mikisoq H Lynge
2016  Radius Episode 5- Ether Underground      Radius Chicago
      Gambletron / Transperens                 Idle Chatter/ Fabrica Records
      Nive Nielsen/ Feet First                 Glitterhouse Records
2015  Orkestar Kriminal/ Tummel                Independent/ Sainte Cécile
2013  Orkestar Kriminal/ Zontani! L’bin! Levende!          Independent

2014  L’hiver Inconsolable- Soundtrack          Shayo Detchema
      Carla Bozulich/ Boy                       Constellation Records        
2013 [walnut + locust] 10th Anniversary Compilation        [walnut + locust]
2012  Lévitation Compilation                    Jeunesse Cosmique
      Jen Reimer/ Max Stein- recording engineer            Noisy Kitchen
      Gambletron                                Noisy Kitchen
2010  Greg Holden with Tony Berg                Zeitgeist Records
      Matana Roberts/Coin Coin Chapter One      Constellation Records
      Clues/ Endless Forever 7”                 Constellation Records
2009  Nive Nielsen/Nive Sings!                  Tuttu/MTP/Rough Trade Europe/ Glitterhouse
      Clues/Self Titled                         Constellation Records
      Evangelista/Prince of Truth               Constellation Records
2007  Evangelista/Hello Voyager                 Constellation Records

Performances, Exhibitions and Festivals (selected)
2022  Principles of Enclosure- Lake Country Gallery- Lake country, BC w/ j.Forever        
      Via Detour-Uber Umwege- group show for Documenta 22, kassel, Germany            
2021  Thin Walls_Bad Internet: Bodies in Resonance- Undefine Radio Montreal, Collaboration             online and live performance w/ J.Forever in both Montreal and Spaceless gallery,               Vernon, BC
2020  Gambletron/Johnny Forever/ Zev Teifenbach- Caetani Art Center Gallery, art show        
      Gambletron: Quarentine Concert- Experimental Sound Studio Chicago, live stream       
      Gambletron: Acoustic Mirron 003- Acoustic Mirror Montreal, broadcast performance        
2019  Rabbi Rosenberg’s Poland part 1- w/ J. Forever, Meinblau Projektraum, Berlin, Germany   
      Talk To Your Legal Limit- Encuentro, Hemispheric institute NYU, Mexico City,         
         collaboration with Johnny Forever
2018  For Which We Can Not Own- Nocturne Festival Halifax, performance collaboration with               Leelee Oluwatoyosi Eko Davis and Dayna Danger, Alderny Landing Theatre, Dartmouth, NS
      Unpacking The Living Room- MSVU Halifax, sound design for Julie Hollenbach performance  
      CIRCLES: “Forest Antenna” Chapter 2- Meinblau Projektraum, Berlin, Germany        
      Ether Underground- Radius Episode 75- Ny’s Museam of Art and Design, New York    
2017  CIRCLES: Eminations - Festival International Music Actual, Victoriaville, Quebec       
      Truss- Miami Performance Art Festival, Miami Beach Florida                              2016  Gambletron- Red Bull Music Academy: Drone Activity in Progress, Mtl, Qc            
      Spam-Social media fun house- HTMLLES- Oboro/ Studio XX, Montreal, Quebec        
      Ether Underground- Radius Episode 75- Starved Rock State Park/ Chicago, Illinois        
      Stirring: Transmission- Encuentro 2016- Hemispheric Institute NY, Santiago, Chile       
2015  Siren Drone Oscillation: multi tonal AM radio Theremin- Groundswell, Hudson, NY       
         40 radio Am multi tonal Theremin with transmission performance,                               Olana state historic site
      Radio Floatilla- Camp Wavelengths, Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto, Ontario       
          Floating FM transmission performance on Lake Ontario with Johnny Forever
      Noise Karaoke- Electric Eclectics, Meaford, Ontario                    
      Rusalka - Rhubarb Festival, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre Toronto, Ontario           
          Performance with video projection and radio theremin with Johnny Forever            
2014  Rusalka - Electric Eclectics, Meaford Ontario                                  
      Rusalka 1- Wavelengths Festival- Polish Combatant Hall, Toronto, Ontario            
2013  Radio Foam Machine- Phenomenon Festival, Bain St. Michel, Montreal, Quebec        
          Performance collaboration with Emily Pelstring, Johnny Nawracaj, Sophia Starosta,
      Radio Oscillations- Electric Eclectics Festival, Meaford, Ontario                 
          Outdoor performance with seven radio Theremins and electronic musical saw        
      Radio Oscillations- Place Public Performance II, Darling Foundry, Montréal, QC         
          Outdoor installation performance with thirteen oscillating radios,                            electronic musical saw and circuit bent items
      Noise Karaoke- Megapolis Audio Festival, Drom, New York, NY               
          Interactive experimental noise karaoke performance        
2012  Objet Inusité- Eastern Bloc, Montréal, QC                             
          Solo bike wheel performance with FM transmission/ Curator        
      Field Trip- HTMLLES, Studio XX, Montréal, QC                       
           Roaming mobile radio performance through the Montreal metro system    
      In Succube- Edgy Woman’s Festival, Studio 303, Sala Rosa, Montréal, QC             
           New media composition and performance for theatre piece w/ Holly Guathier-Frankel
           and Andreane LeClerk

2011  Gambletron- Placard Headphone Festival, Eastern Bloc, Montréal QC             
      Noise Karaoke- Donau Festival, Krems, Austria                         
           Interactive new media experimental karaoke performance
       Soundtracks- Suoni per Il Popolo Festival, Sala Rosa, Montréal QC                
           Curator and Participant in a night of new visual works paired with live                       
improvised soundtracks

Collaboration Performances and Festivals (selected)

2020  Dawson City Music Festival-w.Orkestar Krimina.                   
2017  SXSW Festival, Austin Tx—w/ Orkestar Kriminal                      
2016  Festival Music du Bout du Monde, Sherbrook Quebec- w/ Orkestar Kriminal           
2015  Toronto Luminato Festival- w/ Orkestar Kriminal                       
2014  Festival Soy, Nantes, France- w/ Carla Bozulich                       
      Kexoxen, Tenerife, Canary Islands- w/ Carla Bozulich                   
2013  Alianait Arts Festival, Iqualuit, NU- w/ Nive Nielsen                   
2012  28e International Festival de musique Actuelle de Victoriaville- w/ Matana Roberts      2011  Drones/ Revelations by Richard Parry (arcade fire), Montréal QC- Technical director     
      Roskilde Festival, Copenhagen DE- Nive Nielsen and the Deer Children       
      SXSW Music Festival, Austin TX- Nive Nielsen and the Deer Children           
      Tothem, Trois Rivieres QC- Hrsta                               
2010  Greenland Festival, Tivoli, Copenhagen DE- Nive Nielsen and the Deer Children                 
Dunk Festival, Zottegem BE- Hrsta                                   
      Coin Coin, Hotel2Tango Live Recording, Montréal QC- Matana Roberts                            
Coin Coin, La Brique Ample, Montréal QC- Matana Roberts                              2009  Festival de Musique Emergent en Abitibi-Temiscamingue, QC- Clues                
      Etoilles Polaires Festival, Vooruit, Ghent BE- Hrsta                            
      Le Guess Who Festival, Ekko, Utrect NE- Clues & Hrsta                        
2008  Issue Project Room, NYC NY- Evangelista                                
      Suoni per Il Popolo, La Sala Rosa, Montréal QC- Evangelista & Nels Cline               

Teaching/ Workshop Instruction
2016       Struts & Faucet, Sackville NB Am radio Theremin workshop                       
2015       Arsenal Montreal, In collaboration with Eastern Bloc-                                            Circuit Bending Workshop, leader  
           Art Space Peterborough/ Eastern Bloc Mtl, Narcissist Redeemed,                 
              Telematic performance curation and workshop        
2011       Pop Montréal, Noisy Kitchen, Kids Pop, Instrument making and Circuit bending       
           Jeunesse 2000, Improvisation, Community and Social Practice (ICASP), Instructor               
Alberta School Board, Noisy Kitchen, Hanna Elementary School, Hanna AB            
2010       Nuit Sonores Festival, Circuit Bending Workshop, Lyon FR                    
2008-2010  Pop Montréal, Symposium, Circuit Bending                                         
2008       Suoni per Il Popolo, “Kids Rock” workshop, Montreal                            
           Jeanne Mance Street Fair, Kids Improv, Montreal                           
2003-2006  Camp Kinneret, Improvisation and Creative Instructor, Tremblant, QC                2004       Montréal English School Board, Options 1, Art Class Coordinator/Teacher,               

2013          Geothe Institute- Nuit Blance/ Montréal Soundmap w/ Jen Reimer/ Max Stien       
2012          Eastern Bloc - Objet Inusité, International art summit of sonic                                     object performance                                                         
2011          Suoni Per Il Popolo, “Soundtracks”- improv music w/ visuals, Montréal         
1990-present  Gambletron Presents, concert series, Montréal- site specific performance