Robert Burger (1995-2010): guitar, guitar-synth, producer
Founding member Rob's solo project, known as The Gak Omek, has released three albums, Nonrenormalizability, Return of the All-Powerful Light Beings, and Alien Eye. Rob's style has been compared to Robert Fripp, Steve Hackett, David Torn, and Pat Metheny. His CDs take cerebral music to a new level by incorporating majestic guitar playing, electronic percussion, and cosmic synth sounds. Return of the All-Powerful Light Beings was voted one of the Top 20 Progressive Rock Albums of 2004 by Progressive Soundscapes Radio, Sea of Tranquility, Nucleus, and Radio Gnome.
Rob is also an award-winning artist and a digital illustration teacher.
Kyle Palmer played with Brainstatik at the 2012 Electro-Music Festival and the 2011 NJ Festival of Electronic Arts, and as the 2003 WPRB show's opening act, and as a 2001 concert intermission solo performance.
Also Ken's son and PYXL8R collaborator, band road crew, and live photography and video documentation guy.
(Photo by Ruth Strohl-Palmer)
Kip Rosser (Pocono Skies, 2010; Electro-Music Festival, 2012): Theremin
(Photo by Hong Waltzer)
Mike Courter (WPRB live performances, 2009, 2010): electric guitar
Cyndee Lee Rule (2006, 2007 live shows): Viper electric violin
There's nothing quite like listening to Cyndee and Rob dueling on a live stage! ;-)
George Mahlberg (2001 concert, 2003 WPRB live shows, 2005): Chapman Stick Bass, sitar, samples, spoken word, Theremin, iPod, and BC Rich Eagle bass.
We are saddened by the passing of this great talent in April, 2011. He will be missed by many.
(His bio is preserved below, unedited, as a tribute to his immortality online.)
George hosted a weekly Friday night radio program, Nocturnal Transmissions, on WPRB-FM 103.3 in Princeton, and otherwise could be found simply sitting under the stars and pondering the vastness of the Cosmos from his undisclosed location on the west coast.
Luke Carson (2003): bass
Ian Creech (2003): drums/percussion
Jordan McClain (2003): guitar/electronics
john Fair (2002): drums, percussion
John hung up his drumsticks, unplugged the vDrums, and left Brainstatik after the 2002 Crosswicks concert to persue the muse of guitar-based songwriting. We do understand. Thanks John... it was an amazing six months of music. Remember that the door is always open! Really! In the summer of 2003, John moved out of the neighborhood. We wish him luck in his new home and surroundings!
Christine Uberti (2000 and 2002 concerts): samples, 2-string electric cello
Glenn Johnson (1995-2000): drums, loops, percussion (founding band member)
The children of chesterfield township, nj (2000, 2002 concerts): group percussion
Ron Kalina (1995-1997): bass (original band member)
And another bassist from North Carolina (1999): hey glenn, duh, whats his name?!!
AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST,
Brainstatik acknowledges the generous volunteer efforts of:
Wayne Palmer (1995-2001): engineering many live and studio recordings
Anna Palmer (2011): band photography and video recordings
Charlie Wybierala (2003): band road crew, and 2003 WPRB show opening act
John Wieczorek (2000 concert): live sound engineering
Tom Seeland (2002 concert): live sound engineering (and generous sound system provider!)
"Van" Massi (2004 concert): live sound engineering (another generous sound system provider!)
Greg Waltzer and Hong Waltzer aka Azimuth Visuals: live multimedia videos (2006-2009)
Teddy Klett, aka VJCargo: live multimedia videos @ Electro-Music 2009
The Crosswicks Community Association