Aaron Parker (b.1991) writes loosely-defined instrumental and electronic music informed by a love of landscape, film (Jonas Mekas, Rose Lowder, Peter Bo Rappmund), visual art (Anselm Keifer, Gerhard Richter, Ai Weiwei), and sound (Eliane Radigue, Rashad Becker, John Cage, Giuseppe Ielasi, Chris Watson, György Kurtág, Radiohead).
2016 saw the release of his solo album Storage on SLIP imprint, and the orchestral piece Captured on the LSO Live ‘Panufnik Legacies II’ CD. His recent work has been commissioned by the likes of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, Psappha and ddmmyy series, and performances of his music have taken place across Europe, with broadcasts on BBC Television and Radio. Current projects include a collection of reimagined folk song settings with vocalist Kathryn West for voice and electronics, and a continuation of a collaborative project with guitarist Dave Bainbridge, both scheduled for future release.
Aaron completed a BMus in Composition at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, in 2013, studying with Gary Carpenter and Larry Goves. He has since held music posts at a number of UK independent schools, teaching music and music technology, and has also undertaken freelance education and outreach work, including as a participating composer in Sound and Music’s 2011–12 ‘Adopt a Composer’.