Aaron Hynds, a tubist, composer, and audio engineer with a penchant for new music, is coming to Mizzou to present a guest artist recital and lecture at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 17 at Whitmore Recital Hall on the MU campus.
The program will include “Dyadic Affinities’ by Asha Srinivasan (who was a resident composer at the 2012 Mizzou International Composers Festival), plus one of Hynds’ own compositions, as well as works by Hong-Da Chin, Asia Ahmetjanova, Elise Roy, and Doug McCausland. The concert is free and open to the public.
Hynds (pictured) has been a featured performer at new music events and venues including the Omaha Under the Radar Festival; the International Summer Course for New Music in Darmstadt, Germany; the Null Point music series in Buffalo, NY; Constellation in Chicago; the 2016 and 2017 New Music Gatherings, in Baltimore, MD and Bowling Green, OH, respectively; the Bowling Green New Music Festival; and the Vanguard New Music Series at Kent State University.
As part of his ongoing efforts to promote new music for tuba and euphonium, he has commissioned and performed works by composers such as Kurt Isaacson, Nicholas Deyoe, Eliza Brown, Ruby Fulton, and Monte Weber, with more collaborations currently underway with Kari Besharse, Louise Fristensky, Ray Evanoff, and Mizzou’s own Jacob Gotlib.
Hynds is in the process of recording his first solo project, “Colossus: New Music for Tuba, Vols. 1 & 2,” featuring 13 of the works that he has commissioned. He also has recorded with Ensemble Dal Niente, ambient group The Midwest Hackers, and in a doom metal/jazz trio with Jordan Snow and Danny Hynds.
In addition to performing, Hynds is a composer and new media artist, with recent premieres including “Choke (Radio Edit),” for bass clarinetist Gunnar Hirthe and electronics; “Sediment,” for three bass drums and electronics, performed by Ensemble Knox; and “SID 6581” for amplified violin and computer, premiered by Abdel Anzaldua at the SPLICE Institute.
Originally from Decatur, IL, Hynds currently is pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Bowling Green State University, having previously earned Bachelor of Arts and Master of Music degrees from the University of Northern Iowa and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Since the fall of 2017, he also is the sound production coordinator and events technician for the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, serving as primary audio engineer for the department and supervising the Sound Recording Technologies minor.