4:00PM in the GAFFTA Minna Tunnel
Aaron David Ross is a musician and new media artist preoccupied with the ramifications of living in a high-definition society. He works as half of the critically acclaimed electronic music duo Gatekeeper, releases solo recordings, and maintains a practice of live performance and installation.
With a background in classical composition and a propensity towards contemporary art & technology practices, Aaron’s work dances precariously on both sides of the chasm between irony and true belief, vacillating between optimism and resignation. Aaron’s work explores the failures or impartial successes of 20th century cultural phenomena, addressed through the contorted vision of a 21st century, high-resolution lifestyle.
As a recording artist, Aaron has released music with Kompakt subsidiary Fright (DE), Merok (UK), Public Information (UK) and Hippos in Tanks (US). He has performed in many of the premiere concert venues in the US and abroad, and has been featured in print and online in publications including The New York Times, Fader, Dazed & Confused, Pitchfork, Fact Magazine, and many others. His boyband, HDBoyz, premiered onstage at MoMA PS1 in New York, and was a featured part of several critical discourses on contemporary trends in electronic music. Aaron’s visual and installation work has been exhibited at galleries including Scott Projectsand Livebox Gallery (Chicago), and he has collaborated on sound for installations at galleries including Saatchi Gallery(Paris) and as part of The Creator’s Project (Beijing).
Originally from Tucson, Arizona, Aaron received a BM in composition before pursuing a MFA in Sound Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.