Ted Boburka developed his deep appreciation for music and it's emotive qualities at an early age, listening to bands from Motown, the Beatles, the Kingston Trio to the Who due to his parents great taste in music in the 60's-70's. He then explored a wide range of music styles and artists as diverse as Brian Eno to Motorhead. Today some of his favorites are King Crimson, David Bowie, Steve Wilson, and Tangerine Dream.
He is an experienced musician who began playing the snare drum in Drum and Bugle Corps in 4th grade and began drumming in school in 5th grade. He got his first drum kit in 10th grade and now has a monster kit, percussion rack, a Roland electronic kit, and an Alesis Octopad, a collection of hand percussion and found sound instruments. Since 1985, he has been experimenting with a variety of synthesizers from classic Analogue and digital Korgs to Rolands.
Ted's played in bands from the age of 15. He's played original songs, rock cover songs, punk rock, Grateful Dead cover bands, progressive rock bands, and improvisational jazz. He's performed in a variety of venues and configurations-
Under Tedsilk he has played for improvised dancers from the Ellen Sinopoli company at the Trashion Fashion Show at the Atrium and Revolution Hall in Troy, NY. He's played at Fulton Street Gallery and the Athens Cultural Center for art openings. He has performed improvised music to poetry at Jimmy's Beatshop in Troy.
Ted has given beginning drumming instruction to several students aged from 4 to 40. He finds sharing music a joyous experience whether it's a communal Drum Circle, seeing someone listen to a recording of their first piece of music, playing in a band, recording late night synth sessions, or just listening.