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Described as “bright, erotic and alive” by The New York Times, Aaron David Ross (ADR) is a composer, producer and artist preoccupied with music’s affective potentiality. In addition to his work as one half of the critically acclaimed Gatekeeper duo and touring as a member of Oneothrix Point Never’s Myriad ensemble, ADR releases solo recordings, hosts an array of ongoing collaborations, composes for film, tv and advertising, and maintains a practice of live performance and sound installation.

As a recording artist, Aaron has released music with PAN (DE), Warp (UK), Hippos in Tanks (US), Kompakt (DE), Merok (UK), Public Information (UK), Presto (IT), and Rainbow Body (US). He has performed at many of the world’s premiere concert venues, clubs and festivals, and has been featured and reviewed in publications including The New York Times, NPR, Art Forum, The Guardian, Dazed & Confused, Pitchfork, Art In America, The Fader, Interview, FACT, and many others. His installed collaborative works have been exhibited at galleries and museums internationally, including Saatchi Gallery in Paris (FR), The DeYoung in San Fransisco (US), MoMA PS1 in New York (US), Museum of Modern Art in Chicago (US), and more. His original film scores have premiered in globally celebrated festivals and programs including Festival del film Locarno in Switzerland, Berlin Biennale in Germany, Migrating Forms at BAM in New York, Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement in Geneva, and Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York.

Originally from Tucson, AZ, Aaron received a BM in composition from Columbia before pursuing an MFA in Sound Art & Music Technology from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He now lives and works in New York City.

Aaron David Ross
b. 1985 Tucson, Arizona
BM Composition, 2007, Columbia
MFA Music Technology, 2010, SAIC
c. New York City

aarondavidross@gmail.com

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Lauded “bright, erotic and alive” by the New York Times, Aaron David Ross is a composer, producer and new media artist preoccupied with music’s affective potentiality. He works as one half of the critically acclaimed electronic music duo Gatekeeper, releases solo recordings, hosts an array of ongoing collaborations, composes bespoke music for film, tv and advertising, and maintains a practice of live performance and sound installation.

With a background in classical composition and a propensity towards contemporary art & technology practices, Aaron’s work dances precariously on both sides of the chasm between irony and true belief, often conflating the two completely. He explores the failures or impartial successes of cultural ephemera through detailed, high-definition visions of optimistic resignation.

As a recording artist, Aaron has released music with Kompakt subsidiary Fright (DE), Merok (UK), Hippos in Tanks (US), Public Information (UK), Presto (IT), and Rainbow Body (US). He has performed in many of the world’s premiere concert venues and festivals, and has been featured in print and online in publications including The New York Times, Fader, Dazed & Confused, Pitchfork, Interview, and many others. His visual and installation work has been exhibited at galleries including Scott Projects and Studio Gallery in Chicago, and he has collaborated on sound for installations at institutions like Saatchi Gallery in Paris and The Creator’s Project in Beijing.

Originally from Tucson, Arizona, Aaron received a BM in composition from Columbia before pursuing a MFA in Sound Arts + Music Technology from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He now lives and works in New York City.