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, 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. His latest solo LP Throat (PAN, 2016), made entirely from vocal samples, was celebrated by Pitchfork as his “most conventionally listenable release to date”, describing “Ross’ hyper-detailed approach to composition” as “coming into crystalline focus.”
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, The Fader, Art In America, The Guardian, Dazed & Confused, Pitchfork, Interview, FACT, and many others. His installed collaborative works have been exhibited at galleries and museums internationally, including Saatchi Gallery Paris (FR), The Creator’s Project Beijing (CN), MoMA PS1 New York (US) and Museum of Modern Art Warsaw (PL). His original film scores have premiered in globally celebrated festivals and programs including Festival del film Locarno (CH), Berlin Biennale (DE), Migrating Forms at BAM (US) and Film Society of Lincoln Center (US).
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.