New 'Cinematic Prog' EP by KEYBOARDIST
Gerald Peter now available
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Watch the Video Preview of the EP 'Incremental Changes - Pt. 1'
Born in Vienna, Austria in 1986, a passionate keyboardist, seaboard player, producer, composer and technology enthusiast. He is currently on tour with Cirque du Soleil – VOLTA as a show band musician and was a former ROLI seaboard specialist. He has also previously released two albums with his bands Circle of Illusion and Inspirational Corner. His latest project 'Incremental Changes - Part One' is the first of a trilogy where he combines all his passions, not only showcasing his ability to compose, produce and perform music on all of his instruments, but creating the video and coding MIDI reactive visuals that respond to all the notes being played.FOLLOW gerald on Facebook
Gerald as a Performer
Thinking new ways of playing keyboards
Currently performing as show band musician for Cirque du Soleil - VOLTA, Gerald appeared as a keyboardist in a variety of live performances e.g. with his own bands Circle of Illusion, Inspirational Corner. As a former ROLI product specialist and active seaboard performer, Gerald always tries to think 'out of the box' and pursues innovative and creative ways of making music. He also performed with the seaboard at the NAMM show in California, Musikmesse in Frankfurt, and at many other workshops and exhibitions all over Europe.Gerald's YOUTUBE CHANNEL
Gerald as a Composer
Crossing genre boundaries
Gerald Peter's passion is to create and compose music. He is the composer, keyboardist and producer for the prog rock opera concept album 'Jeremias' with his band Circle of Illusion as well as all the album 'Chameleon Lab Explosion' with his band Inspirational Corner. Both works feature a wide variety of styles ranging from Prog Rock, Jazz-Funk-Fusion, Pop, Soul over Cinematic Film Music to Dupstep. He took also part in the international ‘CINE Film Scoring Competition’ in 2014, where the composition he created for a short animation movie was ranked in the top 12.orchestral parts of 'Jeremias'
Most limitations we think we have are made up in our mind
Gerald never studied music at a conservatory. Instead, his drive for music was inspired by artists like Dream Theater, Danny Elfman, Hiromi Uehara, RATM, Tower of Power, George Duke, Tigran Hamasyan and many more. He took private lessons from various classical and jazz pianists for several years starting at the age of 10. In his early 20s, he also attended a variety of music workshops including Berklee’s Umbria Jazz Clinics and Hollywood Music Workshop in Vienna, with Harry Potter soundtrack orchestrator Conrad Pope.LISTEN TO HIs Score
Gerald as a Programmer
“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
― A. Einstein
Gerald holds a Masters Degree in Multimedia and Software Development from which stems his passion for technology and computer graphics. Back in 2009 he coded, together with S. Zapotocky, a real-time MIDI visualiser program called 'MIDI.live' , which also was used by Jordan Rudess on stage during his Dream Theater concerts. In his latest music project video project and EP 'Incremental Changes - Part One' he also incorporated his own MIDI reactive visuals, which he programmed visualising real-time MIDI data both from keyboard and seaboard.Watch VIdeo
A "Prog Rock Opera for the 21st Century"
„[...] this is a true masterpiece that perfectly blends different musical styles [...]“ Henri Strik – backgroundmagazine.nl
Gerald Peter raised public awareness in the prog rock scene back in 2013 with the concept album 'Jeremias - Foreshadow of Forgotten Realms' by his 8-piece band Circle of Illusion. In this album, he played keyboards and composed and produced the music. It was listed on Jordan Rudess’ (keyboardist of Dream Theater) featured artist site and was also ranked on the 2013 top albums lists of music magazines: progarchives.com - musicinbelgium.net - myglobalmind.comCIRCLE OF ILLUSION On Bandcamp
A "Chameleon Lab Explosion"
"[...] 'CHAMELEON' FOR THE VERSALITY OF THE MUSICIANS, 'LAB', BECAUSE OF THE EXPERIMENTAL SONG STRUCTURES AND 'EXPLOSION', BECAUSE THE MUSICAL MIXTURE IS SIMPLY MIND-BLOWING EXPLOSIVE." DER-HOERSPIEGEL.DE
In 2015, he released his debut album Chameleon Lab Explosion along with his 4-piece band Inspirational Corner, where he incorporated more funk and jazzy elements to his music. This creation received a number of positive reviews from German music magazines Legacy, Hoerspiegel.de, Testmania.de, Ragazzi Music etc.Inspirational Corner on bandcamp
Watch Gerald Peter's videos
1st, 2nd & 3rd Movement of the EP "Incremental Changes - Pt. 1"
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