“Music is my language. I use it to tell stories.”
Based in LA, Aaron Symonds grew up in Israel surrounded by the music, film, and history of an amazing multi-cultural scene. His experiences include a rich tapestry of Yemenite Jewish prayers, Moroccan food and spices, Ethiopian music, performances of Shakespearean plays, sweeping classical orchestras and choirs too numerous to count, visiting thousands year old archaeological sites, both Jewish and those of empires long dead, being woken up by early morning Islamic calls to prayer from mosques, horse riding through the hills around Jerusalem, and hiking the length and breadth of the country.
His most recent projects are the animated series Barbie Dreamtopia and Monster High for MATTEL. Other projects include the feature films I’d Like to Be Alone Now with Christopher Masterson, David Fynn and Jack McGee, I Can, I Will, I’ll Do with Selenis Leyva (Orange Is The New Black), Senior Project with Vanessa Marano (Switched At Birth), Lovemakers, a romantic comedy with Daryl Hannah and Billy Zane. Imaginary Friend, a psychological thriller for LIFETIME, starring Lacey Chabert, Ethan Embry, Amanda Schull and Paul Sorvino.
Aaron has also provided music production for studio projects such as Despicable Me 2 (NBCUniversal), The Smurfs (SONY), Beverly Hills Chihuahua (DISNEY), Curious George 2 (NBCUniversal), George of the Jungle 2 (DISNEY), Exorcist: In The Beginning (WARNER BROS), Coach Carter (PARAMOUNT), and the DREAMWORKS / TNT mini-series Into The West for executive producer Steven Spielberg.
Aaron spends his time composing music, obsessing about films and TV shows, cooking, making his own liquors, and raising three kids with his wife Abby.
Aaron’s versatility is matched only by his love of classic music scores, and both are on captivating display in his music for a wide range of subjects — which, even divorced from the multimedia it supports, makes compelling listening on its own.
We came to Aaron with a ridiculously tight deadline and enormously big expectations, but Aaron handled it all with grace (& a whole lot of calm) and he gave us and the film something beautiful. Aaron was incredibly collaborative and easy to work with. I would gladly work with him on our next project.