Garreth has been composing music since his early teens, initially purely for pleasure but increasingly as a way to escape the crisis that enveloped his family when his severely depressed mother attempted suicide.
After studying music at the University of Oxford, he began collaborating with German contemporary artist Anna Salzmann on a series of works that combined music and art.His new album Healing is a collaboration with his partner, the German contemporary artist Anna Salzmann. A musical response to 11 abstract art pieces by Salzmann, the pieces that make up Healing are by turns tender, melancholy and ultimately redemptive. Designed to be performed live with an accompanying art projection featuring the 11 art pieces, the Healing album is unique, innovative and profoundly moving. "The partnership of visual artist Anna Salzmann and composer/musician Garreth Brooke (aka Garreth Broke) has always been a special one both personally and creatively. ... In art as in life, Anna and Garreth prove to be ideal complements for one another ... As the album unfolds, so does an arc of grief and recovery which peaks with the poignant title track and the joyous release of “Cave-Mind-Clear” which concludes the album. Without words, Garreth & Anna speak volumes with eloquence, kindness, and deep understanding." - Stationary Travels