Aeryn Jade Santillan
Aeryn Jade Santillan (she/her) is a composer and musician whose work is heavily influenced by the DIY punk scene. AJ performs in Massa Nera and this place is actually the worst, and along with composer/guitarist Andrew Noseworthy, co-founded the post-genre DIY label people | places | records. She’s been commissioned by 45th Parallel Universe, Bang on a Can, Del Sol String Quartet, and more. When she’s not writing music or touring the world, she’s the Events Coordinator and Adjunct Professor at NYU Steinhardt and Program Manager at Luna Composition Lab. She enjoys skateboarding, RPGs, and vegan junk food.