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 a triology of ensemble recordings with Elysium (featuring producer Rutger Holst and bassist/syntheist Paul Christensen: "First Light" (2007), "Found Noises & Sonic Detritus" (2009) and "as we bask in the warmth of a dying star" (2015). Gerard recently announced via his Bandcamp site that Elysium will return with a new album, "Sempiternal Fields" in 2019, featuring new guitarist Tom Conway.
His latest album, "Languor" features vocalist Clare Demer on several tracks, and has placed the sonic emphasis more on atmosphere and his signature ambient piano filigrees, though you will also find Gerard's ambient guitar figuring prominently on the title track, as well as pieces like "An Evening's Solitude" and "Song Of Desert Elders". He has also released a collaboration with fellow ambient musician Scott Lawlor, titled "The Silence That Surrounds Us", on Candy Lozier's Studio 4632 label in October, 2018.
Moog Opus No.1
Filigree And Shadow
The Realm of Knowing
The Guitar Album
Music From The Pillars of the Saints
Film Cues & Ambience, Vol.1
The Dream Chamber
A Conspiracy of Planets
Experimental Pop Art
The Guitar Album EP
Moog Opus Redux
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