about

Aaron Edgcomb is a composer, drummer, and percussionist whose work appears in many contexts including improvisational music, new music, noise, and song. Aaron is very interested in the way music can create and change social and political identities, and to this end he works to make music that engages with such concepts directly.

Aaron has performed in and composed for many different ensembles including the electro-rock group Yelsa, his solo drums and electronic project REA, and the improvising hardcore trio Trigger. He has collaborated with such artists as John Zorn, Ted Reichman, Anthony Coleman, The Ladles, and Adam Dunson, and performed in such venues as MoMA PS1, The Paris Philharmonie, the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, The Stone, NYU Skirball, Roulette, not to mention the countless venues and basements that are so invaluable to us all.

In addition to his work as an improviser, Aaron is trained in concert percussion and performs solo marimba, vibraphone, and multi-percussion works. In 2014 Aaron debuted his solo marimba composition “Dawn Has Appeared” for renowned pianist Ran Blake’s 80th birthday concert at the New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall. He also performs in the New Music scene, and has performed orchestral works with the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, and Reno Chamber Orchestra.

In 2014 Aaron completed a B.M. in Jazz and Percussion from the University of Nevada, Reno, and in 2016 complete his M.M. in Contemporary Improvisation from the New England Conservatory.

Currently, Aaron is composing new works for solo and ensemble performance (and occasionally poetry and prose), teaching percussion/composition/improvisation, and enjoys reading, and fine cuisine (both eating and cooking it).