Gymnopedie For Tank Drum

by David Gerard

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Every so often, I take my head out of the ambient clouds and write something for a specific instrument: usually either for piano or guitar.
After listening to the melody and progression, I decided it should be
called a "gymnopedie."

According to writer Mark Prendergast in his book, "The Ambient Century: From Mahler to Moby" the gymnopedies written by French composer Eric Satíe are regarded as, quote: "an important precursor to modern ambient music." How fitting that I would (subconsciously) regard this piece as one. And like Satíe, there are three suites - one for glockenspiel, one for marimba, and this one, for tank drum.


released 09 January 2015
David Gerard - virtual hand drum instrument
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David Gerard

Hello, aural travelers! Welcome to my official Bandcamp page, where you will find new and exclusive content, online giveaways, and much more. For my compleat backstory, go to the last link. I write, play synths, piano (often treated) ambient guitar and percussion.I am now celebrating my 31st year as an ambient electronic musician, though you will also uncover some eclectic and unconventional work. ... more

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