Jerry Gerber has written orchestral and chamber music, songs, piano music, vocal music and music for electronic instruments. He has composed for film, television, computer games, concerts, dance and interactive media, and wrote all of the original music for the remake of the popular children’s television show, The Adventures of Gumby. He began his musical studies at the age of nine, and received his Bachelor of Music in composition and classical music theory from San Francisco State University in 1982. He has studied with Wayne Peterson (Pulitzer Prize), Alex Post, David Ahlstrom, Matt Doran, and other composers and musicians in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Jerry has been a guest lecturer at Western Public Radio, Film Arts Foundation, Sacramento State University, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the Academy of Art in San Francisco. He has written and produced music for many projects including Loom, a Lucasfilm computer game and audio drama and the Concerto for Flute and Digital Ensemble which was commissioned for and premiered at the Sacramento New American Music Festival. He has produced 15 albums for the virtual orchestra. Titles include Home & Love, Earth Music, Virtual Harmonics, Cosmic Consciousness, Rebel Planet and others. Articles about his music have appeared in Classical Net, Electronic Musician, Keyboard, Virtual Instruments and Soundbytes magazines and e-magazines.
Jerry says, “Discovering the Urantia Book in 1981 has been one of the most fortuitous events of my life. The encouragement it gives me when I am feeling bewildered or anxious has been a constant in my life. I believe my creative imagination has been deeply enhanced by the content of the UB and I turn to it often as I learn to adjust my attitudes and values Godward. As a composer, I know that my musical efforts do not go unrewarded. The UB has helped me to tap into the courage I need to write the kind of music my inner imagination hears. Music has always been a deep source of meaning and purpose and the UB reinforces the importance of originality and artistic expression in my soul’s journey.”
“I started music lessons when I was 10 and was messing around with tape recorders about a year later. I played in bands (guitar) for about 10 years before I decided to devote myself to composition, music theory and keyboard. I’ve composed for film, TV, animation, computer games, dance companies, industrial films and documentaries, but decided to stop scoring and focus on my own music (and the adjuster’s influence!) about 25 years ago; I have spent the last 25 years producing albums and writing symphonies, songs and other short works. I am currently writing an oboe concerto for virtual instruments. And here’s the latest album I released earlier this year: https://www.jerrygerber.com/ottava21-015.htm
It has my 11th symphony on it which I am very happy with.”
Music from Jerry Gerber
Phone: (415) 242-4003
Location: San Francisco, CA USA