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About Aescer

Aescer is a talented musician, composer and arranger. A multi-instrumentalist with over 10 years experience working in the music industry.

Aescer is a composer, producer, copyist and concert manager living in Huddersfield and working in the Leeds/Manchester area. He is a contemporary classical musician, undertaking projects in all genres, from classical to rock/pop, music theatre/dance and music for soundtracks (games, films, television and incidental music). He has a BA(Hons) in Music Technology from at Huddersfield University and an MMus in Film and Game Composition from Leeds College of Music. In addition to his own work as a composer, producer and session musician, Aescer also provides support to any musician who struggles with the technological aspects of music making. He offers one-to-one and group teaching sessions on various aspects of music technology and computers and undertakes typesetting, scoring, arranging and orchestration for production-based musicians who are unfamiliar with the conventions of classical notation’. He has worked with prestigious composers on some amazing projects, most notably his work with Nitin Sawhney on BBCs Human Planet series. Aescer is also a prolific songwriter. He has released three full-length albums and two EPs on his own independent record label. He collaborates regularly with other performers as a producer and songwriter, and enjoys working with colleagues whose musical vision complements his own.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
Encore awards
3rd Encoreversary
Deep house, Electro-Swing, IDM, Triphop, Techno, House, EDM, Breakbeat, Ambient, Dubstep, Garage, Jungle, Industrial, Electronica, Drum 'n' Bass, Electronic, Avant garde, Easy listening, Experimental, Light music, Originals, Pop, Covers, Hip Hop, Soul, Acoustic, Disco, Karaoke, Top 40, Tribute, Motown, Funk, Ambient pop, Americana, Funk rock, R&B, Vintage, Synth rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Punk rock, Progressive rock, Indie, Pop rock, Post rock, Power rock, Heavy metal, Hardcore, Hard rock, Glam rock, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Folk, Folk rock, Jazz, Blues, Swing, Ceillidh, Irish rock, Traditional English folk, Classical, Early music, Musical theatre, Opera, Fanfare, Baroque, Classical crossover, Film / TV music, Renaissance, Medieval music, Contemporary classical, Rockabilly, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, African music, World music, Asian music, Latin, Tango
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Event types:
Concert, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Recording session, Theatre / Show
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Other skills:
Arranger, Orchestrator, Transcription, Producer, Audio engineer, Composer, Songwriter, Sound technician, Musical comedy, Fluent improviser, Live looping, Theory teaching, Composition teaching, Accompanist
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From customers:

LastMinuteMusicians.com, 3 years ago

He was an absolute pleasure to record and play with. He is amazingly creative and flexible with ideas. To be quite honest I couldn't think of a better person to work with!

LastMinuteMusicians.com, 3 years ago

I contacted Aescer a few years ago when I had a recommendation from a friend about his orchestration background and piano skills. Aescer helped my project come together in more ways than I can count. He is not only an incredible multi-instrumentalist, but often the glue you need when making a live performance or band work. I'll always value my time with him and always be grateful of the new set of eyes that he gave me in my youthful experiences as a musician, a person that has helped my growth into the person I am now. Thank you! If you are looking to hire Aescer on Last Minute Musicians, you definitely should. You will not be let down; he is punctual, does the job and will do it in time.

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