Aaron Jay Myers

Composer

Aaron Jay Myers, Composer, Official website for Boston-based composer, guitarist, and Executive Director for Equilibrium Concert Series

Dec
8
7:30 PM19:30

Original Gravity & Equilibrium

Equilibrium is being hosted by Original Gravity for this diverse & energetic program, including my piece SKIN for tenor saxophone & marimba!

Rock Steady - Evan Williams (solo alto sax) - 4.5'

Two-Faced - Curtis Hughes (alto sax + perc) - 9'

How to be a Deep Thinker in Los Angeles - Jennifer Jolley (solo perc) - 5'

SKIN - Aaron Jay Myers (tenor sax + mba) - 10'

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Massabesic - Brenna Noonan (e. gtr, vibes) - 4'

Talking to the Moon - Yoon-Ji Lee (solo e. gtr) - 10'

Incite - Dan VanHassel (e. gtr, mba) - 10'

Philipp Stäudlin, saxophones

Dan VanHassel, electric guitar

Matt Sharrock, percussion


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Dec
9
4:00 PM16:00

Popebama

Second Sunday Concert Series presents Popebama

Erin Rogers - saxophones, Dennis Sullivan - percussion

The Second Sunday Concert Series presents monthly concerts with Boston area musicians & beyond, programmed by Music Director Aaron Jay Myers.

New School of Music, Sunday, Dec. 9, 4:00-6:00pm

$10 admission, $5 for students

Following St. Peter’s veneration in 33, Popebama formed 2000 years later in a swarm of warm honey and wooden harmonicas, collecting sounds of years past and forging textures of tomorrow. Through virtuosic execution of non-traditional sounds, NYC-based composer-performers Erin Rogers (saxophones) and Dennis Sullivan (percussion), apply text, electronics, and high-energy instrumental writing, to communicate to worlds beyond measly Earth (though we love Earth and the rich soil).

Specializing in works conceived by Rogers and Sullivan, Popebama collaborates with composers such as Paul Pinto, Matthew Shlomowitz, Eric Wubbels, Jenna Lyle, Daniel Silliman, and Andrew Greenwald. The duo has performed in living rooms, concert halls, record shops, auditoriums, garages, abandoned warehouses, cafes, university recital halls, your mom’s summer home, bookstores, basements, and theatres, for audiences ranging from 1000 ecstatic fans to 1 sound guy. Featured on the Edmonton Fringe Festival, Permutations Series, Home Audio, Avant Garasement, Sound Traffic Series, Diabolical Records (Salt Lake City), VU Symposium, and Bodies-As-Technology / Squaring-the-Circle, with lauded performances at the 2017 New Music Gathering (Bowling Green), NASA 2018 Biennial Conference (Cincinnati), SPLICE Festival (Michigan), and the inaugural Re:Sound Festival (Cleveland). Popebama’s 2018/19 season includes engagements at UMass Amherst, and Ball State University, with featured appearances on yarn|wire’s Stone residency (NYC) and a European tour.

Photo by Nate May

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Nov
11
4:00 PM16:00

Area 9 Quartet

Second Sunday Concert Series presents Area 9 Quartet

(saxophones): Sean Mix, Seychelle Corbin, John Rabinowitz, Kangyi Liu

The Second Sunday Concert Series presents monthly concerts with Boston area musicians & beyond, programmed by Music Director Aaron Jay Myers.

New School of Music, Sunday, Nov. 11, 4:00-6:00pm

$10 admission, $5 for students

The Area 9 Quartet is a Boston-based ensemble dedicated to exploring the rich, diverse and ever growing chamber music repertoire for saxophone. Recent performances have included works by Bach, Debussy, Glazunov and Vaughan Williams, as well as compositions by Sidney Bechet, Paul McCartney, Freddie Mercury and Herbie Hancock. Area 9 is also proud to have commissioned and debuted new works by contemporary composers, including Jun Feng’s “Somehow, Tango”, performed at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA in 2015, and Michael Kosch’s “Castle in the Air”, which Area 9 premiered at the Metropolitan Playhouse in NYC in December of 2016.


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Jul
8
4:00 PM16:00

NorthStar Duo - Second Sunday Concert Series

The Second Sunday Concert Series at Boston Sculptors Gallery presents NorthStar Duo (Adrienne Baker - flutes, Seychelle Corbin - saxophones). NorthStar Duo will premiere my piece Save One Life, You Save The World Entire for flute & baritone saxophone alongside Anthony R. Green's Spirituals for Wind Duo & new duos by Ulysses Kay, Alberto Ginastera, & Robert Muczynski.

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Jun
1
7:30 PM19:30

Semiosis Quartet

Semiosis Quartet performs at The New School of Music, including the 2nd performance of my new string quartet, I'll Swallow Your Soul

Aaron Jay Myers - I'll Swallow Your Soul

Sofia Gubaidulina - String Quartet No. 2

Steve Snowden - Bird Catching From Above

Eric Nathan - Omaggio a Gesualdo

William Bolcolm - Rags for String Quartet

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May
19
8:00 PM20:00

New Music Gathering - Semiosis Quartet

Semiosis Quartet is premiering my new string quartet I’ll Swallow Your Soul at this year’s New Music Gathering in Boston, MA. They are also performing Steven Snowden’s Appalachian Polaroids. They are sharing this concert with Eve Boltax, Castle of Our Skins, New Gallery Concert Series, and Dinosaur Annex. 

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Feb
3
7:00 PM19:00

NakedEye Ensemble

NakedEye Ensemble performs my piece Strabismus at Community Mennonite Church in Lancaster, PA. Event details HERE

NakedEye returns to Delaware County Community with a brand new program. 

Arvo Pärt: Für Alina (1976, 2017 NakedEye arr.)
Aaron Jay Myers: Strabismus (2016)
Randall Woolf: God, Mind, Soul (2017, world premiere)
Stephen Dembski: Naked I Return (2014)
Louis Andriessen: Workers' Union (1975)

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Jan
14
4:00 PM16:00

Second Sunday Concert Series - Semiosis Quartet

The Second Sunday Concert Series at Boston Sculptors Gallery presents a monthly collaboration with Boston area musicians, programmed by Music Director Aaron Jay Myers.

Check out the full 2018 season HERE - http://www.bostonsculptors.com/second-sunday-sound-1/

Boston Sculptors Gallery
486 Harrison Avenue Boston, MA, 02118
4:00pm
$10-$15, Suggested Donation (all donations go directly to paying the musicians)

Event page HERE

Nicole Parks - violin
Kyra Davies - violin
Lauren Nelson - viola
Allison Drenkow - cello

Program:
Camila Agosto - Blemish
Stefanie Lubkowski - "This is the light of autumn..."
Caroline Shaw - Valencia
Steven Snowden - Bird Catching from Above
Bright Sheng - The Stream Flows (Kyra Davies, violin)
Aaron Jay Myers - Lichens II (Nicole Parks, violin)

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Nov
12
3:00 PM15:00

NakedEye Ensemble - DCCC

NakedEye Ensemble performs my piece Strabismus at Delaware County Community College. Event details HERE

NakedEye returns to Delaware County Community with a brand new program. 

Arvo Pärt: Für Alina (1976, 2017 NakedEye arr.)
Aaron Jay Myers: Strabismus (2016)
Randall Woolf: God, Mind, Soul (2017, world premiere)
Stephen Dembski: Naked I Return (2014)
Louis Andriessen: Workers' Union (1975)

$10 General Admission

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Oct
29
4:00 PM16:00

L+M Duo

L+M Duo (Laurel Black - marimba & Marianne Parker - piano) perform my piece Yes, They Are A Duplicitous Bunch at Virginia Tech.

Nagoya Marimbas (1994) - Steve Reich (ad. L+M Duo)
Reef (2017) - Jason Haney
Ritual Protocol (1998) - Kevin Puts
Yes, They Are A Duplicitous Bunch (2017) - Aaron Jay Myers
Tight Sweater Remix (2014) - Marc Mellits

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Sep
29
8:00 PM20:00

Boston New Music Festival - Transient Canvas

Transient Canvas + Dirty Paloma at Boston Sculptors Gallery

As part of the inaugural Boston New Music Festival, Transient Canvas presents a program highlighting the breadth and variety of the Boston new music scene. The composers featured on this concert are all close friends and collaborators who represent the vibrant and inclusive community that makes Boston such a wonderful artistic home. Music by Keith Kirchoff, Stefanie Lubkowski, Aaron Jay Myers, and Osnat Netzer.

 

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Jun
17
8:00 PM20:00

Chamber Cartel - Aaron Jay Myers Feature Concert - Wabi Sabi

As part of my run as Composer-in-Association for the Atlanta based group, Chamber Cartel, they are presenting a feature concert of my music! Get tickets HERE.

*Ghūl - Aaron Jay Myers
*Tibicen - Stefanie Lubkowski
Left-Handed - Aaron Jay Myers
For the World is Hollow and I have Touched the Sky - Aaron Jay Myers
Constantly on the Verge of Tears - Aaron Jay Myers
Wabi Sabi - Aaron Jay Myers
*Lichens II - Aaron Jay Myers

* denotes premiere

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Jun
1
9:00 PM21:00

Cantos y Cuentos

Cantos y Cuentas performs my violin duo For The World Is Hollow and I Have Touched The Sky alongside pieces by Marissa Dipronio, Olivia Kieffer, Brian Kozaczek, Alan Theisen, & Cassie Wieland at Atlanta's Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery. Checkout details here: Vibratehttp://www.cantos-y-cuentos.com/home/music

MARISSA DIPRONIO - Variations on a Carolina Theme
OLIVIA KIEFFER - Jaguar Power II
BRIAN KOZACZEK - Duet for Two Violins
AARON JAY MYERS - For The World iIs Hollow and I Have Touched The Sky
ALAN THEISEN - Commendo Spiritum Meum
CASSIE WIELAND - Vibrate

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Apr
7
8:00 PM20:00

SoundNOW Festival

Chamber Cartel plays two of my pieces: Constantly on The Verge Of Tears for violin & percussion & Leg and Skull for solo percussion at Atlanta's SoundNOW Festival in Atlanta, GA. Check out the event HERE.

Chamber Cartel's concert is on Friday, April 7, 8 pm at the Midtown Players Club (1197 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta 30361). There's plenty of deck parking available and plenty of seating too! So bring a friend and come listen to so awesome music performed by your friendly neighborhood Cartel.

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Mar
29
8:00 PM20:00

Sharan Leventhal & Guests

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Virtuoso violinists Sharan Leventhal and Nicole Parks (my wife) premiere my new violin duo For The World Is Hollow And I Have Touched The Sky, along with premieres of new works by Steven Snowden and others. Plus other collaborators on the concert include marimbist, Nancy Zeltsman (Marimolin) and hip hop dancer Duane Lee Holland, Jr. This project is supported by a Faculty Collaboration Grant from Berklee College of Music. Concert is in The 31 Hemenway Street Building, studio 401, Boston, MA. More details HERE

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Feb
11
8:00 PM20:00

Chamber Cartel - Don't Look Back Series: Beyond the Zero

My bass drum & cello piece Everything Is Sexual will be paired with the fine pieces below and beer! Full event details here: www.facebook.com/events/162929387523475/

Orpheus Brewing: 1440 Dutch Valley Pl NE, Ste 2001, Atlanta, Georgia 30324

February 11th at 8pm:
Dmaathen by Iannis Xenakis
Lexicon by Marcos Balter
Okanagon by Giacinto Scelsi
Ciel Etoile by Kaija Saariaho
The Avoidance of a Word by Scott Steele
Everything Is Sexual by Aaron Jay Myers
TBD by Anthony Donofrio

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