Art Crime is John Korchok, Steve Orbach, and Bob Siebert
John Korchok comes from an art rock background, having performed in Canada with Icarus,
the Warm Jets and Tekst. As a member of Tekst, he performed at Toronto’s Music Gallery and
recorded Avatamsaka’s Wave Packet.
He is a multi-instrumentalist, playing baritone sax, wind synthesizer and keyboards. John has
studied with Douglas Haas, Artie Bressler and Chris Wood of Medeski Martin and Wood. His
personal compositions use classical instrumentation reimagined with dub remix techniques.
Steve Orbach studied with jazz legend Joe Morello (Dave Brubeck). The lure of “free music”
drumming led him to drop out of college and spend his days and nights in the New York loft
scene, playing with John Lurie, Perry Robinson, Mark Whitecage, John Fisher and the Brubeck
brothers, among others.
In recent years he has been active in New York and New Jersey experimental music. In addition
to providing percussion for ArtCrime, he drums for the Jazz Fakers and has been known to play
Bob Siebert received his Master of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music and has
played with Pepper Adams, Clark Terry, Don Butterfield, Garry Mazerapi, Justin DiCioccio and
Harold Lieberman, among many others.
Bob is a widely performed composer, with works such as the pop-influenced electronic realism of
Urban Harmony, reinvented jazz standards of Live@Steinway Gallery and the minimalist Rrrring
Tones, featuring a circuit-bent Casio SK-1. His work Heaven Help Us has been performed 17 times
Recent performances have included the Electronic Music Festival, the Pocono Skies Electronic Music
Festival and the New Jersey Festival of Electronic Music and Art.
Bob has released 7 recordings, available on iTunes and at CDBaby. His album Pieces of the Trans-
World Suite was voted the #1 solo instrumental download in 2010.