Aaron Jay Myers

Composer

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

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Chamber / Large Ensemble

YOU'RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME  (2018) - orchestra + optional electronics - 8'20" - Commissioned by the Governor's School Orchestra, NC

I'll SWALLOW YOUR SOUL (2017) - string quartet - 17'10" - Commissioned by Semiosis Quartet

NIGHT OF PAN (2016) - flute, harp, toy piano, percussion - ca. 8'22" - Commissioned by Chamber Cartel

WE ARE THE THINGS THAT WERE AND SHALL BE AGAIN (2016) - bass clarinet, tuba, percussion - ca. 6'11" - written for Aaron Hynds

STRABISMUS (2016) - flute, clarinet, tenor saxophone, elec. guitar, elec. bass, cello, piano, drum set - 10'50" - Commissioned by NakedEye Ensemble

GHŪL (2016) - flute, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, violin, cello - 6'43"

CHORONZON: DWELLER OF THE ABYSS (2015) - flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion - 8' - Commissioned by Soundry

CONCERTO FOR MARIMBA AND STRING ORCHESTRA (2011, rev. 2014-2015) marimba, string orchestra – 13’ – Written for Matt Sharrock

LATE NIGHT BANTER (2011, rev. 2015) – flute, clarinet, tenor saxophone, trumpet, trombone, drum set, percussion, piano, cello, contrabass – 10’

CHRYSOPOEIA (2015) - flute, bass trombone, vibraphone - 3'17" - Written for the Fourth Wall Ensemble

OCTET: I; II (2008, rev. 2014-15) – flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, violin, viola, cello, 2 percussion – ca. 17’

WABI-SABI (2014) - alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax, 3 percussion - 18'05" - Commissioned by Chamber Cartel

THING I (2010, rev. 2015) - orchestra (3 fl [1 picc]; 2 ob; 3 cl [B-flat, 1 bass]; 3 bsn [1 contra]; 2 hns [F, can be doubled]; 3 tpt [C]; 2 tbn; tba; timp; 3 perc [gl, vib, mar]; pno; strings) - 9'23"

FLUX (2013) - 2 trumpets in C, horn in F, trombone, tuba - 8' - Written for Modern Brass

WE ARE THE 99% (2012) – 3 percussion – 4'40"

CHORO-SLAM DANCE (2012) - oboe, violin, cello, piano - 4'07"

EVERYTHING IS SEXUAL (2012) – bass drum, amplified cello – 6' – Written for Ana Lorenzo & Christopher Homick

LEFT-HANDED (2011) – bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, percussion – 7’45” – Written for Open Theatre Project

THROUGH THE BLINDS AND SCREEN, THROUGH THE BARREN TREES AND SUSPENDED BETWEEN CLOUDS; A SLIVER OF A RAINBOW (2011) – violin, clarinet, piano – 3’30”

HAVING THOROUGHLY ENJOYED THEIR PICNIC AND CONFUSED BY MAN’S HATRED, BUDDHA, MOSES, JESUS, MUHAMMAD, LAO TZU, AND GANDHI HOLD HANDS WHILE SKIPPING AND DANCING THROUGH ROLLING FIELDS OF WILDFLOWERS (2010) – body percussion, any multiple of 8 performers – 4’47”

ACTIONS (2010) – flute/piccolo/alto flute, clarinet/bass clarinet, cello, piano – 5’31”

CHROMOSOMES (2010) – oboe, B-flat trumpet, horn – 7’30”

CRACKS IN THE SIDEWALK (2010) – cello, 2 marimbas – 7’47”

YOKAI: Kitsune; Tengu; Yuki-Onna; Jorōgumo; Oni (2009) – flute/piccolo, alto flute, bassoon, percussion, double bass/voice, two guitars/voice, glass bottles (everyone), ensemble is amplified – 11’42”

MELMOTH (2009) – string quartet – 7’08”

THREE MAGICIANS (2007) – classical guitar quartet, percussion – ca. 20’

ABRAXAS (2006) – clarinet, piano, cello – 3’45”

 

Duo

OWN YOUR OWN SHADOW (2017) violin, bass clarinet – 11'31" – Commissioned by Box Not Found

THE ILLUSION OF CONTROL (2017) 2 flutes – ca. 7' – Commissioned by Duo Zonda

YES, THEY ARE A DUPLICITOUS BUNCH (2017) marimba, piano – 10'50" – Commissioned by L+M Duo

SAVE ONE LIFE, YOU SAVE THE WORLD ENTIRE (2017) flute, baritone saxophone– ca. 5' – Commissioned by NorthStar Duo

FOR THE WORLD IS HOLLOW AND I HAVE TOUCHED THE SKY (2017) 2 violins,  – ca. 5'25" – Commissioned by Sharan Leventhal & Nicole Parks

CLAIRSENTIENCE (2016) - clarinet, alto saxophone - 10'

HAVE-NOT (2015) - bass clarinet, marimba - 6'45" - Written for Transient Canvas

CONSTANTLY ON THE VERGE OF TEARS (2015) - violin, percussion - 6'20" - Written for Nicole Parks & Michael Hardin

A BERGMAN AFTERNOON (2014) - violin, toy piano - 3'50" - Written for Nicole Parks & Marti Epstein

…BUT I'M DOING IT ANYWAY (2014) - piano, percussion - 8'50" - Commissioned by Chamber Cartel

FOR MADELYN (2013) - viola, guitar - 4' - Written for a donor to the 2012-2013 Equilibrium Concert Series fundraising campaign

CONVERGENCE (2012) - English Horn, marimba - 5'15"

SELF-IMAGE (2011) – alto flute, alto saxophone – 1’46”

SKIN (2010) – tenor saxophone, marimba – ca. 9’30”

CONSPIRATORS OF PLEASURE (2010) – clarinet, percussion – 6’14” – Written for DMC Duo

JUST ONE DAY (2010) – marimba, 4 hands – 4’40”

 

Solo

THE MEDICINE FOR MY SUFFERING I HAD WITHIN ME (2018) – classical guitar – 15'50" – Commissioned by Chaz Aguado

LICHENS II (2017) – violin – ca 12' – Written for Nicole Parks

THE DREAM HAS ENDED IN DEATH (2017) – glissando flute – 9'– Commissioned by Tammy Evans-Yonce

LICHENS I (2016) – flute – 13-15' – Commissioned by Emma Resmini

THE BUTTERFLY DREAM (2015) – toy piano (3 8ve) – 5'30" – Commissioned by Amy O'Dell

THOUGHT PATTERNS: Logical; Correlative; Lateral; Non-Conceptual (2014) – cello – 6'15"

LEG AND SKULL (2012) – percussion – 7-10' – Written for the Equilibrium Concert Series' Hyman Bloom Project

SITTING, THINKING (2010) – piano – 5’19”

THEY KEEP TAKING (2009) – classical guitar – 4’17”

PAROXYSM (2008) – piano – 4’12”

 

Vocal

JUST LONSOME (2011) – soprano, cello – 5’ – Commissioned by Diagenesis Duo

TWO SONGS OF SOCIAL UNREST: I Have Seen Criminals and Whores; The Masque of Anarchy (2010) – tenor, piano – 5’09”

DARK SONG (2009) – soprano, piano – 4’13”