Aaron Novik

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Aaron Novik
Born (1974-07-21) July 21, 1974 (age 43)
Occupation(s) Composer
Instruments
Labels Tzadik
Associated acts Edmund Welles
Website http://www.aaronnovik.com

Aaron Novik (born July 21, 1974) is an American composer, clarinetist and bandleader based in San Francisco. [1] He is involved with the Bay Area Improv Scene and is a member of Edmund Welles The Bass Clarinet Quartet [1] which was a 2004 recipient of a New Works Creation and Presentation grant from Chamber Music America.[2] Novik has appeared in San Francisco and New York City[3] with guitarist Fred Frith re-creating his 1980 avant-garde dance album, Gravity.

Novik's most recent album Secrets of Secrets[4] was released on John Zorn's[5] Tzadik Records[6] in February 2012 as part of the Radical Jewish Culture Series.[7] Secrets of Secrets[8] was hailed by The East Bay Express as "enticing" and "ferociously executed"[9] and by The Jewish Week as "richly textured and eclectic avant-klez" for its use of the 13th century sacred Kabbalah texts of Rabbi Eleazar of Worms.[10] His second most recent album, Floating World Vol. 1[11] was released on the Porto Franco Record label in 2011.[12][13] Albums The Samuel Suite, Simulacra and Kipple were released on the Evander label.[14]

Discography[edit]

  • Secrets of Secrets (Tzadik Records, 2012)
  • Floating World Vol. 1 (Porto Franco Records, 2011)
  • The Samuel Suite (Evander Records, 2008) [15]
  • Simulacra (Evander Records, 2008)
  • Kipple (Evander Records, 2006)
  • Gubbish (Odd Shaped Case, 2004)

Digital Release Only[edit]

  • Our Band Could Be as Serious as Your Life (2013)[16]
  • Love Triangle Elementary School (2013)
  • Aaron Novik/Greg Saunier Duo (2013)
  • Aaron Novik/Arrington de Dionyso Duo (2013)
  • Frowny Frown Vol. 1 (2013)
  • Storyboard Music Vol. 1 (2013)
  • Storyboard Music Vol. 2 -featuring Edmund Welles (2013)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Swan, Rachel. "The Chamber Will Rock | Music | Oakland, Berkeley & the Bay Area". Eastbayexpress.com. Retrieved 2013-11-16. 
  2. ^ "Duckmandu / Edmund Welles: The Bass Clarinet Quartet". The LAB. Archived from the original on 2013-11-21. Retrieved 2013-11-16. 
  3. ^ "Fred Frith to Bring GRAVITY to Roulette, 9/19-20 – BWWMusicWorld". Broadwayworld.com. Retrieved 2013-11-16. 
  4. ^ Garratt, John. "Aaron Novik: Secrets of Secrets". PopMatters. Retrieved 2013-11-16. 
  5. ^ Hank Shteamer (June 19, 2012). "Aaron Novik". The Stone. Time Out New York. Retrieved 2013-11-16. 
  6. ^ "Aaron Novik: Secret of Secrets". Allaboutjazz.com. Retrieved 2013-11-16. 
  7. ^ William Tilland (2012-04-12). "Aaron Novik, "Secrets of Secrets"". Foxy Digitalis. Retrieved 2013-11-16. 
  8. ^ S. Victor Aaron (2012-04-25). "Half Notes: Aaron Novik – Secrets Of Secrets (2012)". Somethingelsereviews.com. Retrieved 2013-11-16. 
  9. ^ Swan, Rachel. "Aaron Novik | CD Reviews". East Bay Express. Retrieved 2013-11-16. 
  10. ^ "Aaron Novik's 'Secrets'". The Jewish Week. Retrieved 2013-11-16. 
  11. ^ Andrew Gilbert (2012-07-11). "Aaron Novik performs at Jewish Museum". SFGate. Retrieved 2013-11-16. 
  12. ^ "Floating World, Vol. 1". Porto Franco Records. 2013-01-24. Retrieved 2013-11-16. 
  13. ^ Magazine, Driftwood (2011-05-17). "Feature Review: Aaron Novik, Floating World, Vol. 1 | Driftwood". Driftwoodmagazine.wordpress.com. Retrieved 2013-11-16. 
  14. ^ "EM Artist Detail". Evandermusic.com. Retrieved 2013-11-16. 
  15. ^ "The Samuel Suite/Dancing into One by Aaron Novik". MTV. 2008-01-17. Retrieved 2013-11-16. 
  16. ^ 4/19/12 7:45pm 4/19/12 7:45pm (2012-04-16). "All Of The Coolest Instruments In The World Unite For A Single Album". Kotaku.com. Retrieved 2013-11-16. 

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