Neil Young Cloaca (b. 1976) makes sounds, images, and events.
Recording and performing solo as Bromp Treb, Cloaca uses intentionally-unstable systems of piled debris and weird gesture to make busted noise/music. Cloaca remains a proud member of the absurdist baroque noise quintet Fat Worm of Error, currently enjoying a hibernation after over a decade of activity.
Cloaca’s visual work is similarly about managing piles of tangents, misinterpretations, and misunderstandings, awkwardly meditating on the spaces between events and questioning memory in personal forms like diary and travelogue.
Solo and in collaborations, Cloaca has screened in and performed at High Zero, ICA Boston, EMPAC, Block Museum of Art, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Kunstencentrum Belgie, Instants Chavirés, Nightingale Cinema, and Vox Populi. Their recordings have been released by Load Records, Open Mouth, Ormolycka, Ultraeczema, Ecstatic Peace!, and many others.
Since the late 90’s, Cloaca has been programming experimental art events and building enthusiastic audiences. Projects have included performance and screening series such as the Bright Rectangle, the Montague Phantom Brain Exchange, Phantom Erratic, and The Peskeomskut Noisecapades, an outdoor winter landscape sound/performance festival held on the ice of a frozen river.
Neil Young Cloaca lives in Western Massachusetts, North America.