I am a classical-style composer and MIDI sequencer.
Edward Gold was born in Brooklyn, New York, on July 25, 1936. He has a B.A. in music from New York City College and a Master of Music from Yale University. Among his piano teachers were Elise Braun-Barnett at the Henry Street Settlement Music School, Ellsworth Grumman at Yale, and Nadia Reisenberg at the Mannes College of Music. His composition studies at Yale were with Mel Powell and H.Leroy Baumgartner. In 1963 he played a piano recital tour of Mexico under the U.S. Information Service and in 1994, played a recital of music by Louis Moreau Gottschalk on the Queen Elizabeth 2. Among Mr. Gold's L.P. recordings for Musical Heritage Society are: "Gottschalk Piano Music" released in 1973 (MHS 1629); Piano Music of J.L. Dussek (1974-MHS1966); "Romantic Cello Encores" with Albert Catell" (1971-MHS 1219); and "Music by Israeli Composers" (1973-MHS 1653/1654) with various artists and to which he also contributed an arrangement of the song "Y'rushalayim". In recent years, Mr. Gold has composed entirely on the computer and has sequenced his own music as well as the music of others, including Elgar, Schumann, Liszt, and Brahms.
Have you performed in front of an audience?
not any more. I used to perform on the piano but now I play dead! ;-)
Your musical influences
Classical and Romantic composers especially French and English. (Faure, Ravel, Elgar and Vaughan Williams.)
What equipment do you use?
my Power Mac G4, Roland M-GS64 sound module, Studio Vision Pro (ancient but irreplaceable), Myriad's Harmony Assistant and Virtual Singer.
All song photos or graphics, so far, are my own except for that of David Solomons who, at my request, sent it to me for this page and the ones for the Buddha Variation and the Glee which are by Joseph Dillon Ford and used with his permission.