A Great Many is a new work for six percussionists and clarinet that represents the latest collaboration in 10-year relationship between composer Aaron Siegel and Mantra Percussion. This fruitful relationship started with the premiere and subsequent recording of Science is Only a Sometimes Friend, for eight glockenspiels and organ, which was selected as one of Time Out New York’s Ten Best Classical Albums of 2011. Mantra has premiered several other works for percussion during the intervening years, including The Light Come Down, a collaboration with the Young People’s Chorus of New York City, and the full-length opera Brother Brother, at Abrons Arts Center in 2014. A Great Many, was commissioned by Chamber Music America in 2017 as a feature for clarinetist Christa Van Alstine and subsequently performed at the Vancouver New Music Festival and at the Ecstatic Music Festival.

Composed by Aaron Siegel
Performed by Mantra Percussion (Joseph Bergen, Albert Cerulo, Christopher Graham, Michael McCurdy, Joseph Tucker, and Mark Utley)
Featuring Christa Van Alstine on B-flat and Bass Clarinets
Recorded by Jeff Cook at 2nd Story Sound
Mixed by Jeff Cook
Mastered by Oscar Zambrano

A Great Many is available exclusively through New Amsterdam’s Bandcamp subscription as part of the new Windmill Series. Subscribe today to receive the album.

Book of Notions is a collection of intimate duets for piano and vibraphone.  Available from LockStep Records.

Call Us Your People is a series of stories and observations paired with 80’s era ambient music.  Available from LockStep Records.

Science is Only a Sometimes Friend Studio Recording of this monumental piece for 8 glockenspiels and organ, featuring Mantra Percussion and recorded in 2010 and released on new label, LockStep Records.

Fiddle and Drum LP of improvisational duos with drummer Aaron Siegel and violinist Sam Amidon (2009, Peacock Recordings). Also available for download from iTunes.

Every Morning, A History Aaron Siegel Ensemble (2007, Peacock Recordings) Debut recording of the Aaron Siegel Ensemble featuring: A Diminished Thing (for solo piano) and Every Morning, A History (for clarinet, vibraphone, flute and viola).

Our Reluctance Is Overstated Online-only release of this piece for 6 sets of timpani released on shsk’h.

Rooms and Spaces This limited edition cdr features two electronic pieces completed in the Spring of 2003: Window With Eastern Exposure, Spaces. This out-of-print CDR is now available for download at LockStep Records.

The Cabinet Aaron Siegel Solo (2006, Longbox Recordings) 21 two-minute tracks of solo percussion.

MEMORIZE THE SKY (Zach Wallace and Matt Bauder)
Creeks (2010, broken research)
In Former Times (2008, Clean Feed)
Memorize the Sky (2007, 482 Music)
Memorize The Sky 3″ cdr (3) (2001)
Memorize The Sky 3″ cdr (2) (2001)
Memorize The Sky 3″ cdr (1) (2001)

WITH OTHERS
Weight / Counterweight– Bill Dixon, Ben Hall and Aaron Siegel (2009, Broken Research)
SuperstitionChristy and Emily (2008)
Post Madonna Prima DonnaJason Cady (2008, Peacock Recordings)
Music of Igor Ballereau (2008, Shsk’h)
All is Well Sam Amidon (2007, Bedroom Community)
Introducing…- White, Blue, Yellow and Clouds (2007, I and Ear Records)
Mêlée with Aaron Siegel (2006, Broken Research)
A Call for Silence – Compilation (2005, Sonic Arts Network)

WITH ANTHONY BRAXTON
Septet (Pittsburgh) 2008 (2005, New Braxton House)
Sextet (Philadelphia) 2005 – Part I (2005, New Braxton House)
Sextet (Philadelphia) 2005 – Part II (2005, New Braxton House)
Sextet (Boston) 2005 – Part I (2005, New Braxton House)
Sextet (Boston) 2005 – Part II (2005, New Braxton House)
Quartet (GTM) 2006 (2008, Important Records)
12+1tet (Victoriaville) 2007 (2008, Victo Records)
12+1tet- 9 Compositions (Iridium) 2006 (2007, Firehouse 12)
4 Compositions (Ulrichsberg) 2005 Phonomanie VIII (2006, Leo Records)
Sextet (Victoriaville) 2005 (2005, Victo Records)
2+ 2 Compositions (2005, 482 Music)