Tanner Menard was born on September 20th, 1978 – the same month that Brian Eno published his essay titled “Ambient Music”. At the age of 11, Menard composed his first works for piano and has since explored minimal sound worlds in myriad contexts that are bound by a central poetic understanding of sound. For nearly 20 years he has composed and curated experimental sound works and installations both for electronic media and orchestral ensembles. Menard’s music is released on Install Records, Archaic Horizon Net Label, Friendly Virus Net Label, Kafua Records and will soon be released on Tokyo Droning, Experimedia, Slow Flow Rec and Mandorla. His orchestral music has been published by Loose Filter Music.
Menard’s work has also appeared on the radio, on tv, in plays, at art galleries, festivals, spiritual centers and in major concert halls across the world. In 2005 Menard served as an artist in residence at Arizona State University where he collaborated with Jeph Jerman, Gary Hill, and Daniel Bernard Romain for his installation, “Envyronie”. Menard is rapidly becoming known for recreation of Robert Rich's Sleep Concert with Chika Iijima and Jeremy Bible and has lulled audiences to sleep with sounds from over 100 artists from all over the globe.