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.
Here are the first two movements of my 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, the list of the performers as well as background information,
please CLICK HERE.
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 the Earth Cantata (inspired by the cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach) by The New Mexico Performing Arts Society under the baton of Maestro Franz Vote.
On December 2, 2022, Fire and Sleet and Candlelight for Soprano voice and Chamber Ensemble was premiered as part of Composers Concordance presents Art of the Art Song, featuring soprano Ljiljana Winkler with Formation Solenne /CompCord Ensemble at Greenwich House in New York City. Below is the YouTube video of the world premiere performance.
On November 10, 2022, Toccata-Variations on a Theme by Charlie Parker was performed by the Steinway Artist Susan Merdinger at the Howard Brubeck Theatre at Palomar College in San Marcos, California. Below is the YouTube video of the performance.