Composer, Drummer, Sound Designer
Tony Verderosa is NY based composer, sound designer and pioneering electronic drummer. He is one of the early innovators that combined percussion, synth keyboards, samplers, drum triggers and sound design effects pedals to achieve an improvised compositional style. His hybrid drum kit is ideally suited for live remixing on stage as well as scoring original music to film. Tony V. is active creating multi-genre, experimental records from his studio in NY as well as producing music for Film, TV and Global Brands.
"Everything begins with a simple human touch, whether I am scraping a metal brush across the surface of an electronic frame drum or tapping a snare drum while the sound is processed through band-pass filters. This is the unexplored sonic world where acoustic sounds interact with technology to produce textures I've never heard before. I am always chasing a new sound, never quite sure of where I am headed next....and that's how I know when I am on the right path.", explains Verderosa.
Tony Verderosa has collaborated and recorded with a diverse list of artists in the jazz, pop and classical music world, such as Dream Theater's John Petrucci, Donny McCaslin, ColdCut, The Royal Philharmonic, Michael Brecker, Katy Perry, Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Dave Samuels, Philippe Saisse, and Angelique Kidjo. Tony V. was hired as the music director, arranger, and drummer for the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall working with top artists including Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Jay-Z and many others.
Tony Verderosa is sponsored as a recording artist/performer by Steinberg Cubase Music Software, Innovative Percussion, Yamaha Drums, Yamaha Synths and Sabian Cymbals.