SOLO CLARINET COMMISSIONING CONSORTIUM
Clarinetists, or new-music supporters, are invited to join Alex Ravitz in commissioning Tyler for a brand new unaccompanied clarinet piece for as little as $15! DEADLINE EXTENDED to November 17, 2019. Read more, and join, here.
NEW PIECE FOR ORCHESTRA: WEST OF THE SUN
The University of South Florida Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. William Wiedrich, gave the premiere performance of a new piece for full orchestra by Tyler in April 2019.
West of the Sun is inspired by the writings of Haruki Murakami and features a "double-timeline" structure that is meant to reflect the "real" vs. "surreal" often found in Murakami's writing.
TROMBONE + ELECTRONICS
In the Summer of 2018, Tyler joined trombonist Justin Croushore to record a set of freely improvised music for trombone and interactive electronics which will be released as a full-length album in 2019. Stay tuned for more details.
Playing one of Tyler's pieces soon? Let him know! Contact him here.
Tyler is a proud recipient of a 2019 Professional Development for Artists Grant from the Arts Council of Hillsborough County and the Hillsborough County board of County Commissioners.
Tyler Kline is a composer, arranger and audio engineer currently residing in Kentucky. His body of work encompasses a wide variety of styles and mediums, including acoustic chamber and large ensemble works; solo and duo works; fixed and interactive electronic/electroacoustic music; and collaborative projects with culinary, dance, visual, and literary arts.
An ongoing focus of Kline’s work is the use of extended sounds/techniques in order to create timbral similarities or differences, as well as textures, between instruments, voices and/or electronics. Extra-musical influences range from Wabi-Sabi, a Japanese aesthetic and world view that values transience, imperfection, and impermanence, to the Agrarian writing and principles of author Wendell Berry. More broadly, Kline’s music draws upon literary sources, the natural world, and culinary arts.
Kline is co-artistic director of Terroir New Music, an event series that combines the music of living composers with the work of local chefs and brewers. In addition to his work in composition, Kline is a classical music radio announcer at WSMR, where he also produces and hosts a weekly contemporary-music program called “Modern Notebook.” He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Morehead State University (KY), and a Masters of Music from the University of South Florida, where his primary composition teachers were
Dr. Baljinder Sekhon and Paul Reller.