Kent State School of Music Presents Tubist Aaron Hynds In Finale of the Vanguard Guest Artist Series On April 7
Presented by New Music at Kent State University as part of the Vanguard Guest Artist Series, tubist Aaron Hynds will perform on Saturday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Ludwig Recital Hall. Mr. Hynds will explore “The Electroacoustic Tuba,” a genre uniquely suited to the large, resonant instrument. This concert is free and open to the public with a pre-concert extended technique workshop for brass students from 5:15-6:15 p.m. with a presentation, open to all, immediately following. Ludwig Recital Hall is in the Center for the Performing Arts, located at 1325 Theatre Drive on the Kent Campus. Free parking is available.
Focusing on the computer as an instrument, Mr. Hynds presents a performance of works exploring the tuba in combination with various kinds of electronics. Repertoire includes several works commissioned by Mr. Hynds, as well as the earliest known work for tuba and fixed media. The recital includes “Tubanitis” by Kaja Bjørntvedt, “Caverns” by Kent State’s Frank Wiley, “abscess” by Kurt Isaacson, “Dyadic Affinities” by Asha Srinivasan, “Left Out” by Laura Schwartz, “Breath and Sounds” by Beatrice Witkin and the performers own work, “Sin-eater.”
Mr. Hynds is a Nebraska-based tubist, composer and audio engineer. While his work as a performer focuses on the reconciliation of standard performance practice with the demands made by newly written compositions, his compositions explore the connections between the analog and digital realms. Often, his works include electronic components, as seen in several recent pieces that rely on programs written in SuperCollider and Pure Data.
As a performer, Mr. Hynds has appeared in performances across the United States, particularly in new music venues, such as the inaugural Omaha Under the Radar Festival, the 2014 International Summer Course for New Music in Darmstadt, Germany, the Null Point music series in Buffalo, New York, and the 2016 and 2017 New Music Gatherings. The creation and encouragement of new works for the tuba is a vital component of his artistic output. He has commissioned and performed works by composers such as Kurt Isaacson, Nicholas Deyoe, Eliza Brown, Ruby Fulton, Monte Weber and Hong-Da Chin. In addition to performing, Mr. Hynds is a composer and new media artist, having several recent premieres, including “Choke (Radio Edit)” for bass clarinet+electronics, “Sediment” for three bass drums and electronics, and “SID 6581” for amplified violin and computer.
Currently, Mr. Hynds is the sound production coordinator for the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Additionally, he is a doctoral candidate at Bowling Green State University, where he is earning his D.M.A. in contemporary music. Previously, he earned degrees from the University of Northern Iowa and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.