Aaron Kerr

Cello, Bass

Aaron playing electric cello

Band Credits:

  • Active: J. Briozo, Swallows, Aaron Kerr (solo), Aaron Kerr’s Dissonant Creatures, Heavy Pedal Cello, Modern Spark Trio, Sonoglyph, Todd Harper, Union County Forever
  • Inactive: Anahada Nada, Gnarl, JazZen, Mellow Drunk, The Screaming Horns of Terror, The Sleeper Pins, Stew, Semiconductor Orchestra, Thinland

Accolades:

  • McKnight Composer Fellow (2006)
  • Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra CONNECT teaching residency (2000)
  • American Composers Forum Grants (1999, 2002)
  • Loyola University, New Orleans music graduate (1995)
  • MENC Composition Award (1994)

Album Credits/Discography:

  • Deep in the Waves – J. Briozo (Swallow the Music, 2017)
  • Death Folk Magic (EP) – Bye Bye Banshee/Jezebel Jones (Self-Released, 2017)
  • Stories from a Sideways Heart (EP) – Lolo’s Ghost (Self-Released, 2017)
  • In the Shadow of the Seven Stars – Swallows (TBA)
  • The Acoustic Lounge Compilation Vol 1 – Leigh Gregory (sampler)
  • Union County Forever – Aaron Kerr (Emperor Penguin Records, 2016)
  • 9th Stream Music – Todd Harper (2016)
  • David’s Basement – Tom Patterson (2014)
  • Parachute – Atomic Flea (Snowplow Records, 2013)
  • White Sails – White Sails (Regal Crabomophone, Fruits De Mer, 2013)
  • Witching & Divining – Swallows (Swallow the Music, 2012)
  • The Age of Wonder: Volume III – Orion – Bob Nordquist and The Intangibles (2012)
  • The Age of Wonder: Volume II – Apollo – Bob Nordquist and The Intangibles (2011)
  • Bounce off the Moon – JazZen (WindBorne, 2011)
  • October – Heavy Pedal Cello (Emperor Penguin Records, 2011)
  • Clear Sky Relapse – Swallows (Swallow the Music, 2010)
  • Rainy Season Never Ends – Leigh Gregory (Green Fuse/Vollwert-Records Berlin, 2009)
  • 1973 – Leigh Gregory (Green Fuse/Vollwert-Records Berlin, 2009)
  • Scorpio Rising: Live at the Picador – Aaron Kerr’s Dissonant Creatures (Emperor Penguin Records, 2009)
  • Dissonant Creatures – Aaron Kerr & Swallows (Swallow the Music, Emperor Penguin Records, 2009)
  • Clear Water Reflections – JazZen (sampler) (2009)
  • Songs for Strippers (and other professions) – Swallows (Swallow the Music, 2008)
  • Explorations – JazZen (WindBorne, 2008)
  • Babadebaba – Atomic Flea (Keen Records, 2008)
  • Keep it Coming Like a Miracle – The Sleeper Pins (Emperor Penguin Records, 2008)
  • Music By The Book – Half Price Books (sampler) (2008)
  • Chevron Roller – Keith Collis (2006)
  • Arco 71 – Aaron Kerr (Emperor Penguin Records, 2006)
  • The Animal Within – The Intangibles (POD, 2005)
  • Panoramic – Nora Paoli (2005)
  • Never Sleep At Night/Before and After Then – Mellow Drunk (Ochre Records, 2004)
  • Rest Your Weary Head – Leigh Gregory (Green Fuse Records, 2003)
  • The Sleeper Pins – The Sleeper Pins (Emperor Penguin Records, 2003)
  • Sampler – The Composer’s Syndicate (2002)
  • Tracing the Cracks – Thinland (The Ashland Network, 2002)
  • Waiting for the Dam to Break – Bob Nordquist (2001)
  • Always Be Drunk – Mellow Drunk (Green Fuse Records, 2000)
  • The Day the World Didn’t End – Thinland (The Ashland Network, 2000)
  • Digging in the Live Red Coals – Bob Nordquist (1999)
  • Beautiful Lazy – The Urban Hillbilly Quartet (Hymn 19, 1999)
  • Used Without Permission – Michael Campbell (Prairie Moon Music, 1998)
  • A Stray From the Crowd – Stew (Plasma Records, 1998)