About Joe Beribak
Get to know Joe Beribak
Joe Beribak is a percussionist and composer dedicated to bringing people an awareness of the invisible world through the gateway of sound and music. Having lived as a novice at the Benedictine Monastery of the Holy Cross in Chicago, he was part of a community of prayer that chanted the ancient melodies of the Roman rite each day. Having gained clarity about his musical calling, Joe reentered the world with a renewed vigor to give everyone a reason to listen and wonder. His music spans many genres, but it aligns with his desire bring people an experience of genuine humanity.
Joe studied percussion performance at DePaul University in Chicago and The Colburn Conservatory in Los Angeles. His studies focused on contemporary chamber music, especially percussion ensemble repertoire. With the other percussionists at Colburn, he founded The Smoke & Mirrors Ensemble. Together, they recorded 2 albums on Yarlung Records, won the 2013 Beverly Hills competition, were resident artists in Bellingham, WA, and performed with New West Symphony, and The Colburn Orchestra under Gerard Schwarz.
Joe has played drum set in various settings with orchestras and jazz combos. His collaboration with Nate Wiedemann titled High Art Television Commercial can be heard on bandcamp.com with the project YesterdayPostFutureNews. Original compositions and performances can be heard wherever you stream or download your music