Welcome to the website of the composer, Aaron Alter. Please click on the Compositions link here or on the Compositions menu above for listings of current compositions by category. When you click on each composition category, you can click on the individual composition title to open a page with descriptions and links to the audio or video of performances. Videos of selected performances are below.
On November 29, 2023, Sunset on the Spire (Introspective Blues #2) for Soprano Voice and Jazz Quintet was premiered by Ljiljana Winkler and the CompCord Ensemble as part of Composers Concordance Presents "Art of the Art Song" at DROM, New York City. The video below was by James Lane (Hot Indie Media.)
Here is the world premiere of Aaron Alter's Latin-Jazz-inspired piece, Who, if not You? for Mixed Chamber Ensemble and Tap Dancer that was premiered at a concert entitled Composers Concordance & Talujon Present "Ensemble Motion" , Talujon Percussion Meets CompCord Ensemble, Featuring Max Pollak & Dancers
Sunday, March 26th, 2023, St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery, New York. The video is by Moti Margolin.
Below is an interview that Aaron had with host Brett Stevens of KHFM 95.5 FM radio, serving Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico, discussing the premiere of his Earth Cantata (inspired by the cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach) for Chorus and Chamber Orchestra by The New Mexico Performing Arts Society under the baton of Maestro Franz Vote.
Here are the first two movements of Aaron Alter's Earth Cantata (inspired by the cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach) for chorus and chamber orchestra that was premiered on March 3, 2023. The performers are the New Mexico Performing Arts Society under the direction of Maestro Franz Vote. To hear the complete Earth Cantata, to view the text used for each movement and the list of performers as well as background information,
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In the 1st movement, Aaron's original chorale evokes Bach while adding a Rock-inspired undertone.