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David Gerard

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David Gerard is a musician and composer, originally from New York City. He has been recording for the past 28 years, and has performed in the United States, as well as overseas. He considers himself an “ambient minimalist” - his music is equally informed by such legends as Klaus Schulze and Steve Roach as it is by Steve Reich and John Cage.

His first electronic outing, “A Piece of the Desert” was performed back in the 80’s at the legendary venue, The Knitting Factory. He took a decade-long hiatus from composing/recording due to health and emotional issues. Then in 1994, after relocating to Boston, he met local producer/electronic musician Jere Faison. Inspired by Faison’s spacey “ISO 999” CD, he began writing and recording again. The sessions produced the out-of-print recording, “Transcendental No.1” - recorded on analogue synthesizers direct to 24-track recording console.

Ten years later, he self-produced and commercially released “Compositions”, comprised of pieces he had written in the timespan following his last project with Faison. To date, he has released 11 solo recordings, as well as 2 ensemble recordings with Elysium (featuring producer Rutger Holst and bassist/syntheist Paul Christensen.

His most popular titles include 2005’s “Ambientism”, 2007’s “Moog Opus No.1” (inspired by his burgeoning friendship with Mother Mallard’s Portable Masterpiece Co. founders David Borden and Steve Drews,) 2009’s 4-track suite “Rubaiyat”, 2010’s innovative “The Guitar Album” and 2011’s “Etheria”, which includes the mesmerizing “A Safe Place To Land.”

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