Aaron Thier

Erste Allgemeine Verunsicherung

Aaron Thier

About

Paiste Artist Since
April 2014

Nationality
Austria

Main Affiliations
Erste Allgemeine Verunsicherung
Gerald Peter Project

Website
www.aaronthier.com

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Biography

Born: 7.10.1981 in Güssing Musical History: 1984 - as three-year-old boy already infected by the "drum-virus" 1996 - formation of the Pop/Rock band "Mesiac", formerly known as "Iris" 1997 - at 15 steady member of the local coverband "KIXX" 1998 - student at the University of Graz, department Jazzdrums - studiodrummer for the former Falco-producer Robert Ponger 2001 - winner of the band award "America is waiting" with Mesiac 2003 - "Chris der Berg" Frank Zappa Project 2004 - participation at the "Tribute to Falco" - first Promotion DVD "Drummer Performer", which was discussed in an article in the professional journal "Drums and Percussion" - performance at the "Life Ball" with Drumatical Theatre 2005 - production of the second Promotion DVD "Drum Acrobatic" - tour with Tamee Harrison - started to do drum shows and workshops in Austria and abroad 2006 - various studio productions amongst other with Gary Howard (Flying Pickets), Ewald Pfleger (Opus) member of the Ensemble "Studio Percussion" - tour with the drumtheater "Wumm" - formation of the Jazz/Fusion trio "TaucherWendtThier Trio" - band member of the band "Blockwerk" 2008 - "Taye Studio Maple" workshop tour 2010 - "Taye Studio Birch" workshop tour 2011 - band member of the band "PowerPipes" - also involved in the Progressive Rock/Metal Musical called "Circle of Illusion" 2013 - band member of the band "TOKYO" 2015 - band member of the band "Erste Allgemeine Verunsicherung" 2016 - "The Gerald Peter Project" 2018 - formation of the Jazz/Fusion Quartet "CARA Quartett”

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 14", 15"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Rich, warm, lush, deep. Wide range, complex mix. Giving and responsive feel. Broad, warm open sound. Compact, lush chick sound. Extremely versatile hi-hat, perfectly suited for dynamic, articulated playing in a wide range of styles. “They are just chunky enough, but not overpowering. They are a little more chocolaty than the classic 602s”, describes Vinnie Colaiuta.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 18", 22"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Dark, warm, strong, exotic, sizzling, earthy. Wide range, slightly complex and dense mix. Fairly soft, responsive feel. Great for explosive, strong, dark accents. Complex, washy ride sound. A modern China cymbal with a wide spectrum for various musical applications. “The China is nearly smooth”, states Vinnie Colaiuta.

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  • Details

    Sizes: 20", 22"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark, warm, smoky, breathy. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft feel with a quick response. Very well crashable. Controllable, peppery stick sound over a dark layered oriental, smoky wash. A ride cymbal that can easily be used in a small jazz club setting and flourish in other styles such as blues or country music.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 10", 8"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Warm, airy, snarling, silvery. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft feel with a very responsive, explosive splash sound. Low tuned effect cymbal for lively accents in moderate volume. Well suited for hand-playing. Vinnie Colaiuta explains: “They are sweet, they are these kind of punctuation marks in the background.”

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 14"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, metallic, rough, lively, raw. Wide range, fairly clean mix. Very responsive. Explosive, dirty crash sound. Agile China for strong, exotic accents.

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