Aaron Hynds

Sound Production Coordinator

Office: FAB 245   |    Phone: (308) 865-8827   |    Email: hyndsam@unk.edu

Aaron Hynds

Biography

Aaron Hynds is a Nebraska-based audio engineer, tubist, and composer. His focus as a musician is in exploring the numerous connections between the analog and digital realms. To this end, his work often includes electronic components, as seen in several recent compositions that rely on programs written in SuperCollider and Pure Data.
 
Aaron has been a featured performer on the tuba across the United States since 2007, particularly in new music venues. He has performed at events 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, NY, Constellation-Chicago, and the 2016 and 2017 New Music Gatherings (in Baltimore, MD and Bowling Green, OH, respectively). Additionally, he has appeared as a performer in the 2014, 2015, and 2016 Bowling Green New Music Festivals. Upcoming performances include guest artist recitals at University of Missouri-Columbia and in the Vanguard New Music Series at Kent State University. 

Besides his work as a performer, Aaron is also a composer and new media artist. Recent premieres include Choke (Radio Edit) for bass clarinet+electronics (for clarinetist Gunnar Hirthe), Sediment for three bass drums and electronics (performed by Ensemble Knox), and SID 6581 for amplified violin and computer (premiered at the SPLICE Institute by Abdel Anzaldua). Upcoming works include hollow town hums for xiao+xun and computer (for Hong-Da Chin) and bit rot for marimba and computer (dedicated to Henrique Batista.
 
Aaron is the Sound Production Coordinator and Events Technician for the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, a position that he started in Fall of 2017. He is the primary audio engineer for the Department, and additionally supervises the Sound Recording Technologies minor. 
 
Aaron has earned Bachelor of Arts and Master of Music degrees from the University of Northern Iowa and University of Wisconsin-Madison, the latter of which he attended as a Paul J. Collins Distinguished Graduate Fellow. He is currently an ABD doctoral candidate at Bowling Green State University, where he is pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Contemporary Music.