Aaron Jay Myers

Composer

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

Chamber / Large Ensemble

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 Boston 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

PROCESSIONAL and RECESSIONAL (2011) – violin, viola, cello – 5’-10’ – Written for the wedding of Jason Huffman and Jennifer Coes

A LUCID DREAM (2011) – chamber orchestra – 6’23”

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

OTESANEK (2010) – violin, clarinet, vibraphone, piano – 8’27” – Written for Ludovico Ensemble

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

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" – Written for Sharan Leventhal & Nicole Parks

CLAIRSENTIENCE (2016) - clarinet, alto saxophone - 10' - Written for Claxo Duet

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

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”