We had the good fortune of connecting with Aaron Sinclair and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Aaron, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
Pursuing a career in creativity is pursuing a career in your own self-discovery. You are investing in yourself. You are discovering new never-ending depths of who you are. Exploring your creativity and sharing it to the world is its own unique form of nakedness. It’s a vulnerability that not too many dare to explore. So I pursue the creative career path because it allows me to grow exponentially as a person, it forces me to be my full authentic self. And it allows others to see me for me. A creative career is one that is so thrilling because the journey of the self is a never ending one. Thus, your creativity will constantly be evolving and changing. But, also because I get to make cool sounds that go *ting* *tang* *ooooohh* *buuh* and I get to put 3D turtles in music videos. What better job exists?
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
What sets me apart I’d say is that I am a cellist that likes to play in nature and then I go home to animate some jellyfish to go over a chord change to really sell the idea that we are underwater. Let me explain. I am a classically trained musician who recently discovered the wondrous world of other genres of music. I graduated from Berklee College of Music in both Boston and Spain, it was there I created my first nature based composition, weaving together 3D projection mapping, surround sound cello, and an animated short I made called “Ocean Sky.” Ocean Sky was a piece dedicated to the ocean, and was used to spread awareness on ocean conservation. It was premiered at the L’Hemisfèric in Valencia, Spain. I took this idea, and evolved it into an album called “Notes of Nature” which explores how 10 cultures and composers from the last 1000years have incorporated themes and elements of nature into their music. Music from the Andes Mountains in South America, to the deserts of Andalusia, to garden songs in North Dakota etc. I asked 40 of my friends from around the world to donate a little bit of their time to play on it. And now the album is acting as a fundraiser for a reforestation effort and sea turtle conservation. The goal was to be in complete alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Goals, by creating a worldly album and combining it with two worldly organizations that make a great impact all over the globe. I create both musically and visually, and I use my compositions in these fields to highlight my love of nature.
I also create my own music videos professionally, for myself and for other artists! Incorporating vfx, with sound design, orchestral arrangements, and my cello playing. So that’s kinda neat.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I am completely new to LA, I have only been here 3 months. So anyone out there reading this, lets hang out!
But, I have been going to the Huntington botanical gardens and I am in love. Also, Erewhon that place changed my life.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
YES! Shoutout to ANY of my supporters who have donated to my new album “Notes of Nature” AND to the musicians who donated their time on the album. Without them this project would not be possible. 100% of the proceeds are going to One Tree Planted and Sea Turtle Conservancy, which plant trees and protect sea turtles all over the globe!