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Nate Trier is a composer and producer who creates electronic music that features lyrical piano and accordion melodies over buzzing drones, fuzzy drums, and crackling static.


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Nate Trier is a composer and producer, based just outside of New Haven, CT, who creates electronic music that features lyrical melodies played by piano and accordion over churning soundscapes of buzzing drones, fuzzy drums, and crackling static. He describes his music as “classical ambient beats,” and others have said it’s “quite engrossing” (KFFP) and “like looking into your soul” (Raighes Factory); the New Haven Independent dubbed him a “Rosetta Stone” for his ability to make experimental music accessible to listeners. His music has travelled worldwide: abstract visual artist Sergei Petrov used Trier’s music for installations in Zelenograd, Russia, and the 48th International Summer Course for New Music in Darmstadt, Germany distributed a recording of Trier’s experimental electronics piece, “Serial Parameter Shift,” to participants. Additionally, Trier co-released a cassette with UK-based guitarist and modular synthesist encym. To date, Trier has released 8 collections of electronic music, including singles, EP’s, and albums (including two albums of 60-minute long ambient drone compositions). 


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Nate Trier is a composer and producer, based just outside of New Haven, CT, who creates electronic music that features lyrical melodies played by piano and accordion over churning soundscapes of buzzing drones, fuzzy drums, and crackling static. He describes his music as “classical ambient beats,” and others have said it’s “quite engrossing” (KFFP) and “like looking into your soul” (Raighes Factory); the New Haven Independent dubbed him a “Rosetta Stone” for his ability to make experimental music accessible to listeners. His music has travelled worldwide: abstract visual artist Sergei Petrov used Trier’s music for installations in Zelenograd, Russia, and the 48th International Summer Course for New Music in Darmstadt, Germany distributed a recording of Trier’s experimental electronics piece, “Serial Parameter Shift,” to participants. Additionally, Trier co-released a cassette with UK-based guitarist and modular synthesist encym. To date, Trier has released 8 collections of electronic music, including singles, EP’s, and albums (including two albums of 60-minute long ambient drone compositions). 

Trier’s interest in making music began with an AP Music Theory course in high school, taught by a teacher who happened to love Stockhausen and Stravinsky. This interest in 20th-century music infected Trier, who vividly remembers creating Cage-inspired tape pieces on the school’s 4-track recorder. After college, Trier became a working musician, playing keyboards for any band that needed him, from country to progressive metal. During this time, Trier also pursued his interest in graphic scores and free improv, developing ideas and collaborating with experimental musicians in New Haven’s jazz scene, providing keyboards and electronics.

Currently, Trier is releasing a new song every month in 2021, and is currently in the middle of a triptych of songs inspired by mythology about the ocean. He also creates weekly music tutorials on YouTube and livestreams his production process on Twitch.

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