David Bergeron is an sound artist based in Windsor-Essex County. They find their creative output to be multifaceted and difficult to manage from a brand perspective. Bergeron embraces the scattered nature of creativity, choosing to exist in a (potentially imagined) point between the dichotomy of “academic” and “popular” music. He engages with many communities attempting to find crossover between them within his own identity. This dissonance has nurtured another aspect of Bergeron’s musical practice, researching genre and community in music. David holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Film and Media Arts and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Windsor.
David is currently employed at Plateau Game in London, Ontario where he creates custom music and sfx for their current project Blightmare.
How long have you been a part of ACWR?
Almost 3 years I think
What made you want to get involved with ACWR?
I wanted to get involved with the local arts community. I was attending many of the events so taking a step toward a larger commitment fit well for me.
Are you an artist? Can you tell us about your work?
I am a mutiinstumentalist, producer, and composer. I have composed music for small and large ensembles, but have more recently focused on ambient electronic music as Qwiet Eye and soundtracks for short films.
Do you have a favourite local artist, arts collective/organization, mural, art space, or creative project in the Windsor region?
This is a very good question and impossible to answer. Edward (Milo) Johnson is a great local author/historian/poet. I really enjoy the contemporary arts that Artcite always brought to Windsor.
How has the pandemic changed the way you work?
Early in the pandemic I was able to be focused and productive with my work, but as social changes gained momentum my own creativity fell aside. Before the pandemic I was frequently performing and hosting shows. After the pandemic I do not plan to return to performing for a while. My income was generated through offering formal music education and the pandemic drastically reduced my income.
What inspires you?
I find all creative and emotive expressions are inspirational. The most inspirational thing to me is seeing someone express or capture raw feelings, emotions, or ideas.
What do you want people to know about ACWR?
That we are here for them and wish to work with them. That they can take part and impact us to better aid them.