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Montreal, QC – May 31, 2019
Heavy Synth Cinematic Prog THE GERALD PETER PROJECT New Video ‘Enigma’
ft. Julie Elven (singer for the game soundtracks of Horizon Zero Dawn, World of Warcraft)
Heavy synth cinematic prog THE GERALD PETER PROJECT has released a music video for his new single ‘Enigma’ featuring award-winning soundtrack vocalist Julie Elven (singer for the game soundtracks of Horizon Zero Dawn, World of Warcraft) as well as drummer Aaron Thier (currently touring with famous Austrian comedy pop band EAV).
‘Enigma’ is the second release by THE GERALD PETER PROJECT to follow his 2017 debut EP ‘Incremental Changes, Pt. 1’. Gerald Peter is the composer, keyboardist and producer of his project that takes the listener on a journey through his creative mind redefining genre boundaries by mixing progressive rock, cinematic music, jazz, electronic elements.
Teaming up with TheProgReport, THE GERALD PETER PROJECT is premiering the vibrant ‘Enigma’ music video at the following link: https://progreport.com/the-gerald-peter-project-premiere-video-for-enigma/
Gerald Peter comments:
“In my solo project, I can realize all my passions, from composing, producing and playing my own music as well as working creatively with visuals. I love to take my listeners along a sonic journey through different soundscapes and emotional layers. I always find it interesting to combine different genres and cross boundaries.”
Gerald Peter was born in Vienna, Austria, and has previously released albums as a composer, keyboardist, and producer, with his bands Circle of Illusion and Inspirational Corner. He is a former ROLI seaboard specialist and also has been on tour as a show band musician with Cirque du Soleil.
“Every now and then I meet someone who really stands out as exceptionally talented […] This young man is a powerhouse of talent that is not only capable of writing and playing great music but also a major production,” said Jordan Rudess, keyboardist from the prog metal band Dream Theater.
‘Enigma’ is available on Spotify, iTunes, and all other major online platforms, which can be found at the following link: https://fanlink.to/geraldpeter
Single – ‘Enigma’
Keyboard, Seaboard, Composition, Arrangement, Production: Gerald Peter
Vocals: Julie Elven
Drums: Aaron Thier
GERALD PETER was born in Vienna, Austria in 1986, a passionate keyboardist, seaboard player, producer, composer, and technology enthusiast. He was on tour with Cirque du Soleil – VOLTA in 2017 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.
He was performing as showband 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 in 2019, he was performing with ‘The Gerald Peter Project’ and special guest Camille Bigeaut on drums at the Hilton NAMM performance stage. He also performed ROLI Seaboard workshops at music exhibitions all over Europe.
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 Dubstep. 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.
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.
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 visualizer 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 visualizing real-time MIDI data both from keyboard and seaboard.
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.com
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.
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