A viennese keyboardist, seaboard player, producer, composer and programmer. He was on tour as a musician with Cirque du Soleil 'VOLTA' in 2017 and he is a former ROLI seaboard specialist. He has previously released albums with his bands Circle of Illusion, Inspirational Corner and his 'Gerald Peter Project'. Gerald also contributed compositions for the ambient piano album "Heartfelt" by Jordan Rudess.
Single 'Enigma' by
The GERALD PETER PROJECT
THE GERALD PETER PROJECT has released a music video for his cinematic progressive single 'Enigma' in May 2019 featuring award-winning soundtrack vocalist Julie Elven (singer for the game soundtracks of Horizon Zero Dawn, World of Warcraft) as well as versatile drummer Aaron Thier.
Premiered by 'The Prog Report' in June, 2019
"'Enigma' is the cinematic progressive rock outfit that has been making quite the big slash recently. You can close your eyes and imagine an epic futuristic battle as you listen to the song." - themusicbelow.com
"A melodic powerhouse anthem [...] paints a dream of steady flowing neon lights, crisp characters, and mystery steeped in shadow [...] 'Enigma' is truly a work of art that you must experience to comprehend." - thelittlestvoice.com
Gerald Peter gave some interviews after the release of Enigma, you can read the interviews here.
You can click below to get 'Enigma' on Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple Music and other platforms.
EP 'Incremental Changes, Pt. 1' by
The Gerald Peter Project
Gerald Peter takes the listener on a musical journey through six thematic 'movements', transcending genre boundaries with elements of prog rock, cinematic, jazz and electronic music. The entire music was released as digital EP as well as conceptual performance videos which shows both musicians, Gerald Peter and drummer Aaron Thier, with Gerald's MIDI-reactive visuals.
“deep, lyrical, high melodically […] bombastic dimensions and dramatic pathos […] full of surprises, mood changes, dynamics and themes” - Babyblaue Seiten, Volkmar Mantel
“[…] some incredible beautiful music. Best described as progressive in an almost ambient aura. Listening to this you get transported into deep space.” - battlehelm.com, Anders Ekdahl
“[…] offering instrumental rock-progressive with great purity through symphonic and lyrical developments.” - musicinbelgium.net, Philippe Thirionet
“It’s awesome music” - Jordan Rudess, Dream Theater
Click below to get 'Incremental Changes, Pt. 1' on Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple Music and other platforms.
Foreshadow of Forgotten Realms
by 'Circle of Illusion'
„A Prog Rock Opera for the 21st Century“ composed and produced by Gerald Peter
Gerald worked 8 years on realising his dream, composing, producing the sophisticated progressive rock opera concept album 'Jeremias, ...' and founding the band 'Circle of Illusion' to perform and record it with.
„[...] this is a true masterpiece that perfectly blends different musical styles [...]“ Henri Strik – backgroundmagazine.nl
Gerald started writing the music for the album 'Jeremias' in 2006 and formed 'Circle of Illusion' in 2011 with 7 further excellent musicians including Rupert Träxler on guitar, Stephan Först on bass, Aaron Thier on drums and Ulrike Müllner on the electric violin and himself on keys. Taris Brown, Cara Cole and Elgar Shafran provided the vocals for the voices of the prog opera’s Jeremy, Jelena and Sarah.
„An incredibly rare masterpiece of prog-rock music“ "2013 ′s biggest surprise - Mitkadem, Progressive in Hebrew"
Circle of Illusion released 'Jeremias' in 2013 via Generation Prog Records. The fantasty story around Jeremias deals with the ambivalence of human emotion and is written down in a 36 page booklet. Hence the borders between various progressive influences of the rock/metal genre, the jazz-funk-soul and the cinematic music get blurred.