B.A. University of Oregon
M.M. New England Conservatory
Aaron Trant teaches percussion at Gordon College. He is an active musician in the Boston area and beyond. His eclectic knowledge of classical, jazz, rock, contemporary and improvised music has made him an asset to many ensembles throughout the United States. Mr. Trant has received great acclaim for his original score and solo percussion performance on the Chris Marker film, La Jetée and is the cofounder, performer and composer for the After Quartet, one of the few groups dedicated to the art of live musical accompaniment of silent film. He also is the assistant director, percussionist and composer for two Boston-based new music groups Firebird Ensemble and Primary Duo.
Recent commissions and performances of his work include collaborations with soprano Lisa Safer, Firebird Ensemble, Endy Emby, Mark Gould, Prana, Primary Duo, After Quartet, the Boston Modern Orchestra project’s Club Cafe Series, and the UMASS Lowell Percussion Ensemble. Bachovich Music Publications sponsors his percussion trio, Spiral. He recently received a Meet the Composer grant from the New England Foundation for the Arts to compose a new score for the Manfred Noa 1922 German silent film Nathan der Weise.