Artist, curator, creative practitioner, and music producer Gideon Berger is founder of Gideon Berger Studio, a company established to deliver his solo work. Gideon is also co-founder, director and musical curator of Block9, a creative partnership established in 2007 annually presenting large scale installations, “temporary alternative realities”, including numerous late-night attractions at Glastonbury, the world’s largest greenfield festival.
Recent projects have seen Gideon head up Creative Direction for Dua Lipa’s record breaking Studio 2054, winning the MVA’s Music Video of The Year award. He was production designer for lead artists at Live at Worthy Farm, Glastonbury’s virtual festival livestream. Other collaborations include projects with Banksy, Imperial War Museum, Finnish Opera House, Hercules & Love Affair, Lana Del Ray, Skrillex, Brian Eno, Roisin Murphey, The Blessed Madonna, Honey Dijon, and Jorja Smith.
Gideon has a background in music spanning 30 years. In addition to his practice as an artist, stage designer and curator, he also produces music, is a touring DJ and is an avid collector of vinyl. He has a degree in Music with Visual Practice (BA Hons) and is currently guest creative director of music for London Borough of Culture 2022.
Since his first set of turntables in 1990, Gideon has devoted his life to collecting vinyl from the US, Jamaica, Latin America, Africa, and the UK. He specialises in Northern Soul, Latin, Reggae, Gospel and Disco rarities. House Music above all is his first and greatest love.
Gideon has been actively involved in radio for many years. After cutting his teeth on London’s pirate stations in the late nineties, he now hosts a regular show on Soho Radio. He is frequent contributor to London’s Rinse FM and has recently contributed to both BBC Radio One, NTS and BBC 6 Music.
Gideon curates Block9’s festival nightlife institutions NYC Downlow, Genosys, Maceo’s and IICON and is also resident and co-booker at London’s hottest queer club night Adonis. In addition, he is also a resident DJ at NYC Downlow and The Blessed Madonna’s “We Still Believe”. He is regular DJ at Berghain’s Panorama Bar, Lab.Oratory & Garten as well at Kyiv’s ∄ club and The Carry Nation in New York.
Gideon has been involved with charitable work and political activism for over three decades and is increasingly organising his own hybrid projects primarily partnering music and protest. Under the banner of R3 Soundsystem Gideon, alongside Love Music Hate Racism has organised major sound system interventions at many national demonstrations including the Stop Brexit, Stop Trump, and Anti-Fascist protests. He is actively involved with fundraising for several LGBT+ and human rights and social justice organisations including AllOut, Prepster, Human Dignity Trust and Refugee Community Kitchen. Gideon sits on the advisory committee of The Right to Dance, part of War Child’s NGA Network.
Aaron Rogers - Producer & Studio Manager
Originally from Dublin Aaron has a BA from Mountview and an MA from UCL/Birkbeck. He started his producing career at Theatre Royal Stratford East & Old Vic theatre before moving to commercial theatre producing with the Dodgers (JERSEY BOYS UK TOUR & WEST END) and Colin Ingram (GREASE, BACK TO THE FUTURE & TIME TRAVELLERS WIFE) before joining Sonia Friedmans producing team where he stayed for several years leading on THE BOOK OF MORMON (West End & UK Tour), Tom Stoppards LEOPOLDSTADT (West End & Toronto) Ivo Van Hoves THE HUMAN VOICE (West End) and OKLAHOMA! (West End)