Howard Bilerman

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Howard Bilerman
BornSeptember 25, 1970 (1970-09-25) (age 48)
OriginMontreal, Quebec, Canada
Genrespunk, indie, avant-garde
Occupation(s)producer, recording engineer, drummer
InstrumentsDrums, Guitar
Associated actsArcade Fire, Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band, Vic Chesnutt, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, British Sea Power, Basia Bulat
picture of howard bilerman at drums

Howard Bilerman (born September 25, 1970) is a Canadian recording engineer, producer, and Grammy nominated musician.


He is a former member of the band Arcade Fire, who recorded and drummed on their debut album, Funeral,[1] as well as on songs by Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band, Vic Chesnutt, Basia Bulat, Sons of an Illustrious Father, Lilah Larson, Peter Peter, Rich Aucoin and Angela Desveaux.

He runs the hotel2tango recording studio in Montreal along with Efrim Menuck and Thierry Amar of Godspeed You! Black Emperor and A Silver Mt. Zion, and Radwan Moumneh.[2] Previously he ran a studio in Old Montreal called Mom & Pop Sounds. Bilerman has been a frequent faculty member at the Banff Centre in Alberta. He is currently living in Montreal. [3]

As a recording engineer or producer, Bilerman has a credit on over 400 records, including those by Leonard Cohen, Handsome Furs, Wolf Parade, Coeur de Pirate, Lou Doillon, Perfect Pussy, British Sea Power, Tricky Woo, Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band, Thalia Zedek, CPC Gangbangs, Arcade Fire, Tiago Bettencourt, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Grant Hart, Bassekou Kouyate, Vic Chesnutt, The Wooden Sky, The Weather Station, The Barr Brothers, Basia Bulat, Leif Vollebekk, Sarah Davachi, Bell Orchestre, Sons of an Illustrious Father, Dan Boeckner's band Operators, and Halifax's Nap Eyes .[4]

Bilerman was one of the engineers on Leonard Cohen's Grammy award winning song "You Want It Darker".


  1. ^ Moon, Tom (2007-02-17). "The Arcade Fire, Dark and Energetic". All Things Considered. NPR. Retrieved 2010-11-30.
  2. ^ "email & info". Retrieved 2010-11-30.
  3. ^ "Howard Bilerman Is Alive And Well And Living In Montreal". Retrieved 25 May 2012.
  4. ^ "Howard Bilerman discography".