Aaron Mencher is a composer who has written “refreshingly different” (Jeff Jordan) contemporary classical music, film scores, and incidental music. His music has been performed by ensembles such Deviant Septet, members of the Edmonton Symphony, the All-National Concert Band, the Ars Futura Ensemble and the University of Missouri Wind Ensemble. He has received recognition by NAfME, the Third Millennium Ensemble, the American Prize, and the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation. He is currently studying electronic music under Dr. William T. McKenney, and composition under Dr. Stefan Freund at the University of Missouri.

You can get more information about Aaron on his website: menchermusic.com Or you can purchase scores on these websites: http://murphymusicpress.com/products/w-124 http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/search?Ntt=aaron%20mencher

Compositions

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This piece was written for the Deviant Septet during their residency at the University of Missouri. Program Notes: It is almost like fast-forwarding a movie. It all moves so quickly, but the movie is still playing. At many points throughout the piece, the performers are instructed to just play “rapidly.” There is music still happening, but it is all just flashes of musical ideas interspersed these aleatoric ideas playing rapidly in the background.


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Premiere recording by the All-National Concert Band at the NAfME National Convention in Nashville Tennessee in October 2016