Aaron Krerowicz: Up and Coming Beatles Scholar

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  1. ceddy10165

    ceddy10165 My life was saved by rock n roll Thread Starter

    Avon, CT
    I came home last Thursday, picked up the paper and saw my local library was having a presentation on The Beatles Sgt. Pepper in less than an hour. I figured I would go - it's close, it's free, it'll be fun. I have to admit, I didn't expect to learn anything. I've been listening to, and reading about the Fabs for over 35 years at this point and this is a free program at the local library - how good is it really going to be? Probably some fan like me, who's going to just tell you about the sound effects, John's Mr. Kite poster, Day In The Life being based on newspaper articles, and the run-out groove.

    I was wrong, and very, very impressed. Aaron Krerowicz is a composer and music educator in his late 20s based in CT pursuing on-going Beatles study. In November 2011, Aaron won a research grant through the University of Hartford to explore connections between mid-Twentieth Century avant-garde art and the Beatles. His presentation covered most of the obvious stuff any Beatles nut would expect (which was extremely well researched and presented however), but he also spoke to the music theory and composition behind the songs, which I found really enlightening. He presented clearly, and never spoke over people's heads when discussing some of the more esoteric stuff, which is a real gift. He highlighted multi-tracks to isolate certain parts of the songs he was referring to, which was also really illuminating.

    Aaron managed to present to and engage all levels of interest - from "casual" fans who grew up with the band, to hardened "music snobs" like me. His multi-media presentation was well produced and his public speaking was experienced and comfortable.

    Apparently his research will culminate in a book, and if you are lucky enough to live in CT and on the east coast, he is currently out there giving free and paid presentations, conducting local continuing ed classes, as well as presenting at the up coming "The Beatles: An International Celebration" on Friday-Sunday, February 7-9, 2014 at Penn State Altoona, PA.

    For those of you not in the area, you can read his blog. He's someone worth checking out and highly recommended! I hope you enjoy - Let me know what you think.

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