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by Aaron Novik

Sunset 01:28
Garden 02:18
Lake 03:01
Herenplats 03:55
Bike 03:26
Piano 02:55


After playing a few festivals in Europe with Fred Frith in 2014, I decided to travel a little on my own. On Heike Liss' (Fred's wife) recommendation I checked out Rotterdam. I rented an airbnb with a beautiful upright piano that inspired this music. My band Thorny Brocky must've been on my mind too (many of the band members were also in Fred's band, Lisa, Kasey and Marie) because the music i wrote fits them so well on this recording we did a few years later.

Avant LaGuardia media 2019


released September 20, 2019

Aaron Novik- bass clarinet
Kasey Knudsen- sax
Dina Maccabee- violin
Marie Abe- accordion
Lisa Mezzacappa- bass
Jamie Moore- drums

recorded by John Finkbeiner at Hyde Street
mixed by John Finkbeiner at New, Improved
mastered by Jon Cohrs at Bear Call


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Aaron Novik San Francisco, California

I enjoy playing with genre and have a hard time defining/confining myself. In the past few years I have written music for different projects that could be defined as pop songs, chamber classical, psychedelic jazz, klezmer folk and even heavy metal. Within these obviously disparate stylistic choices are a unifying compositional esthetic that slowly reveals itself the more projects you hear of mine. ... more

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