Break of Reality was formed in 2003 at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Break of Reality's mission is to create instrumental music that challenges traditional expectations and unifies conflicting genres. With a band that consists of three cellist and a percussionist, this band combines the beauty of classical music with the energy of rock music, attracting a diverse range of listeners, including a loyal college fan base. The group's versatility has allowed them to perform at nearly every type of venue; rock clubs, colleges, public schools, and performing art centers to name a few. In June 2007, Break of Reality traveled to California for a series of guest appearances at the 13th Annual New Directions Cello Festival, a symposium for alternative and non-classical cellists. Time Out New York boasts, "Break of Reality puts the classical in classic rock , with is heavy, exotic original compositions and instrumental arrangements of hard-rock standards. If you're one of the many commuters who's seen this group in the Times Square subway station, you already know its secret weapon: It plays with genuine technique and solid intonation, but rocks out like it means it."