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Interview with Gerald Peter Project
What got you into music, and if you had not gotten into music what would you be doing today?
I would be still a software developer I guess.
What do you like to do when you are not playing music and how does that influence your creativity?
I like to watch documentaries about space and go swimming. Space documentaries are inspiring, especially the soundtracks.
How long has your band been around?
2015 I started my project, 2017 Aaron joined on the drums.
Where are you based out of and how did that influence your music?
I started the project on a cruise ship in the golf of Mexico, then I continued the project when I was living in London and I finished the album in my hometown in Vienna. Different places inspire for sure.
How did you come up with the name of your band and what does it mean to you?
Meaning is that it is a project about my music. The meaning behind the album's name is, that it reflects many small changes in my life into the music composition.
Tell me about your most memorable shows.
The performance at NAMM Show was very memorable, one of my biggest inspirations, Jordan Rudess, was in the audience, listening to my show.
What is your favorite venue to play at, and do you have any places you want to play that you have not already?
My favourite venues are open-air venues because of mostly good acoustics. I also had one show in a cinema, which was a really cool experience and a great vibe for this type of music. One dream would be to perform at Royal Albert Hall.
If you could play any show with any lineup, who would be on the ticket?
Probably Composers / artists like Thomas Bergersen, Anomalie, Danny Elfman, Muse, Tesseract.
What is some advice that you would give to someone who is just getting into playing in a band and some advice that you would give to your younger self?
Work hard, but know your limits, do not work too hard.
If you could go back in time and give yourselves advice, what would it be?
Know your limits!
Of your songs which one means the most to you and why?
Submerge is the most beautiful for me and Finale is the most progressive. But I think you have to experience the album as a whole.
Which songs are your favorite to play and which get requested the most?
Favorite to play is the Finale because it's the most challenging.
What is the creative process for the band, and what inspires you to write your music?
I get inspired by other artists mostly, but also places, thoughts, visions and people. Mostly I sit on the piano and improvise and record my ideas and then I listen back and work out the best ideas with Cubase.
What kinds of messages do you like to get across in your music?
That it is ok to change yourself!
Do you ever have disagreements in your band, and how do you get past them?
There are disagreements in any collaboration, the best way is to talk it out in person or by telephone.
What are your plans for the future, and do you have anything that you want to spotlight that is coming up?
I really want to play at festivals with my music and get even more creative with my project.
Music Video - Enigma (feat. Julie Elven & Drummer Aaron Thier) -
Music Video - Flow (feat. Julie Elven & Drummer Aaron Thier) -
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