Aaron Garcia is a composer, guitarist, bassist, and label manager whose work is heavily influenced by the DIY punk scene and actively aims to blur the lines between band/ensemble and song/composition.

 Aaron performs bass in the New Jersey based, internationally touring screamo quartet, Massa Nera. Along with composer/guitarist Andrew Noseworthy, they co-founded this place is actually the worst, an experimental mathcore duo, and post-genre DIY label, people | places | records.

 Aaron holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Columbia College Chicago and a Master of Music in Theory and Composition degree from New York University. Previous mentors include Michael Gordon, Julia Wolfe, Marcos Balter, David Reminick, and Drew Baker. Aaron has been a fellow at the Bang on a Can Summer Festival and the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music.

 Aaron enjoys biking, RPGs, and vegan tacos. They live in Brooklyn with their partner and two cats.

Other info: The they/them pronouns in this bio are not to be changed. Non-binary people exist and we will not be erased in the era of Trump.

photo by Susanna Hancock

photo by Susanna Hancock