AARON MCCOULLOUGH (drums)
7.30pm | Friday 12 August 2016
Conservatorium Recital Hall
5 Sandy Bay Road, Hobart
Aaron McCoullough drummer/composer/educator born in Wollongong, Australia holds a Bachelor Of Music with Honours (Victorian College of the Arts), a Masters of Education (University of Wollongong), and is currently a Doctoral Candidate (PhD) at the University of Tasmania investigating applied contemporary drumming techniques.
The endowment of numerous awards and scholarships from tertiary institutions and the Australian Arts Council has enabled Aaron to travel both nationally and internationally, which has led to extended stays in New York studying with many of today's leading improvisors/educators. A list of the artists/educators Aaron has studied with include: Dr. Simon Barker, Dan Weiss, Scott Tinkler, Gregory Hutchinson, Alex Pertout, Kobie Watkins, Sam Keevers, Graham Morgan, Sean Wayland, and Ben Robertson.
Central to Aaron's skill set, is his distinguished ability to adapt to various musical contexts. This is recognised by his demand as an accompanist with a variety of recognised artists, some of which include: Dr. Tony Gould, Joe Chindamo, Daniel Gassin, Jack Beeche, Hugh Stuckey, and Hetty Kate. Aaron's work as an accompanist has led to numerous international and national appearances at festivals and venues throughout Australia, New Zealand, and the UAE. Aaron is also actively involved in composing and performing his original music, which has lead to his commercial release 'Portrait of Thoughts' featuring: Hugh Stuckey, Sean Wayland, and Sam Zerna.
The Drummer's Discourse: An investigatory exploration of Drum-set practice/performance drawing from linguistic syntactic theories for the development of adaptive syntactic rhythmic models within improvised Drum-set performance.