Hi, thanks for checking out my site. My name is Aaron Reihs, and I compose, perform, and create music out of Los Angeles, California. Trained as a saxophonist (2017 alum of USC Thornton School of Music), I now record and perform my own solo work that combines acoustic and electronic instruments, as well as perform alongside jazz, pop, R&B, electronic and rock groups. Additionally, I create a variety of music for films, television, video games, VR, and art installations.
In 2021, I released the EP Cinema Subconscious under my own name and with the help of the music label/collective SoulfulXNature. This project was an effort to combine my ever-growing interests in film scores, ambient music, psychedelic rock, and R&B.
Since 2017, I've assisted on the teams of Bear McCreary (Outlander, Godzilla: King of Monsters), Mark Mothersbaugh (co-founder of Devo, The Croods), Matt Bowen (The Boys, Best. Worst. Weekend. Ever.), and at Santa Monica Studio (God of War).
As a composer, I’ve worked on a multitude of short films, including Willy Goes Way Back featuring Efron Ramirez (Napoleon Dynamite), and served as in-house composer at the therapeutic VR company AppliedVR.
I am a Teaching Artist at Heart of Los Angeles Music Studios, and teach saxophone, composition, and film scoring privately.
I believe that the process of creating music, outside of commercial or entertainment purposes, is an act of consciously connecting to our environments. I am particularly interested in using music not merely as a tool to “block out” the unwanted, in a sort of escapist form of activity, but instead as a tool to go deeper in our relationships to our environments, ourselves, and everything non-musical.
"There is no such thing as an empty space or an empty time. There is always something to see, something to hear. In fact, try as we may to make a silence, we cannot." – John Cage