Gabrielle Cerberville (b. 1991 in Sleepy Hollow, NY) is a curious American composer, multi-media artist, and pianist. She is an “ethnically flexible” blend of Puerto Rican, German, Italian, and Jewish heritages, which displays itself in her unique ability to inhabit many different perspectives in her music and art. Gabrielle’s music has been described as “(a) wondrously meditative connection of un-contentiousness and warm fervency.” She writes in a highly flexible style that is at once familiar and alien. Much of her recent work focuses on spiritual and humanitarian themes, surveying such topics as resurrection, binding, myth and legend, dreams, dogma, and social justice.
Gabrielle holds a Bachelor of Music from Butler University in composition and theory, and has studied composition with Drs. Frank Felice and Michael Schelle. Her works have been featured in several public forums, including the Indianapolis Jewish Community Center, the Jordan College of the Arts Composer’s Orchestra, Butler University’s Elektronik Musik Festival, Indianapolis’s Spirit and Place Festival, Christian Theological Seminary, The University of Washington, Concordia University, and Butler University’s Religion, Spirituality, and the Arts collective. In 2017, Gabrielle’s work “Phases” was awarded the grand prize for the CAN Center for Advanced Notation’s annual composition competition. Gabrielle is a frequent guest composer in Iceland, having been invited as an artist in residence for Skammdegi Festival, A! Festival, and The Factory. She is inspired by the sensual nature of the world around her, and seeks to create art that is both practical and innovative, with an edge of wit and playfulness.
In addition to her regular composition activities, Gabrielle is also a fierce advocate for animal welfare and spends her days running a busy low-cost veterinary clinic on the West side of Indianapolis. Gabrielle has many diverse passions, including Terry Pratchett novels, hiking in bad weather, pyrography, needle felting, theology, studying Tolkien, “experimental” cooking, gardening, brewing increasingly unusual meads, fishing, and cartography. She currently lives and works in Indianapolis with her husband Jordan and their two insufferable cats, Zaphod and Bartók.