Aaron Michael Smith is a composer, violist and artist currently based in Boston, MA. Aaron is interested in exploring the way that various practices and mediums overlap, reflect and contradict one another. He is often engaged in collaborations with filmmakers, visual artists, philosophers and other musicians. Since 2015, Aaron’s works for performance have been largely focused on creating spaces of intentional and multisensory experience. His multimedia works have been featured at numerous international film festivals, including the Atlanta Film Festival, Chicago Underground Film Festival and the Oxford Film Festival, garnering awards at festivals such as the Ann Arbor Film Festival, Montreal Underground Film Festival and the Marseille Underground Film Festival.
Aaron has presented his work, given lectures on electronic music and held multimedia workshops at various institutions including the New Orleans Film Festival, the Ann Arbor Film Festival and Universidad Austral de Chile Acoustics Institute.
Aaron completed a Master’s in music composition at Boston University with Joshua Fineberg and Rodney Lister. Previously he graduated from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, receiving degrees in music composition and viola performance, including a minor in electronic music.
He is currently on the composition faculty at the NEC Prep School and teaches violin and viola privately.