Monday, November 13, 2023

Kyle Hutchins Residency at University at Buffalo - Concert and Workshop

This week, the Center for 21st Century Music is delighted to welcome Kyle Hutchins, back for his second period of residency this semester. Hailed as “epic” (Jazz Times), "formidable" (The Saxophone Symposium), and "gripping" (Star Tribune), Kyle Hutchins is an internationally acclaimed performing artist and improviser. He has performed concerts and taught masterclasses across five continents at major festivals and venues in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, the Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Latvia, Mexico, Scotland, South Korea, and across the United States including Carnegie Hall, The Walker Art Center, World Saxophone Congress, Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt, International Computer Music Conference, among many others. He has recorded over two dozen albums on labels such as Carrier, Lurker Bias, Klavier, GIA, farpoint, Mother Brain, Noise Pelican, and his work has been recognized by awards and grants from DOWNBEAT, New Music USA, The American Prize, American Protégé International Competition, Music Teachers National Association, Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation, and others.

As a specialist in experimental performance practice and electroacoustic new music, Kyle has performed well over 200 world premieres of new works for the saxophone. He has worked with some of the leading composers and performers of our time including Pauline Oliveros, George Lewis, Chaya Czernowin, Georges Aperghis, Richard Barrett, Steven Takasugi, Claire Chase, Douglas Ewart, Duo Gelland, and Zeitgeist. Over the past fifteen years, Kyle has built long standing collaborations and championed the music of many close collaborators such as Ted Moore, Tiffany M. Skidmore, Joey Crane, Emily Lau, Elizabeth A. Baker, Charles Nichols, Eric Lyon, and many more wonderful artists and dear friends.

Tiffany M. Skidmore - Tharmas the Father/Enion the Mother

Ted Moore - Saccades for baritone saxophone, electronics, and video

Kyle has served on the faculty of Virginia Tech since 2016 where he is Assistant Professor of Practice and Director of the New Music + Technology Festival at the Institute of Creativity, Arts, and Technology.

Earlier this semester, Kyle gave a terrific presentation in which he shared his professional experiences in experimental performance practice and electroacoustic new music to UB Music’s PhD students in composition. The students learned a good deal about contemporary extended techniques for saxophone, how to notate these techniques, and more generally about the possibilities for saxophone performance in the contemporary context. Next Thursday, November 16, Kyle will offer a concert featuring intriguing recent works for saxophone and electronics, including those by Ted Moore, Leah Reid, Barry Moon, The Honourable Elizabeth A. Baker, and two world premieres of works by Margaret Schedel and Cort Lippe! Please come join us for this fantastic concert!  The following day, November 17, Kyle will offer a composition workshop for PhD students in composition, including conversations with the students and playing demonstrations of current drafts of their pieces.

Kyle Hutchins' Program

saccades for saxophone, electronics, tape, and video (2022) by Ted Moore

Jouer for soprano saxophone and electronics (2023) by Leah Reid

metanoia for saxophone and electronics (2023) by Margaret Schedel  (World Premiere)

Duo for tenor saxophone and computer (2023) by Cort Lippe  (World Premiere)

Gonna cut you up for alto saxophone and electronics (2021) by Barry Moon

ICD-10CM R55 for saxophone, electronics, and breath (2019) by The Honourable Elizabeth A. Baker
film by Kyle Hutchins

Concert Information: 

🗓 Thursday, November 16, 2023 

⏰ 19:30 PM

📍Baird Recital Hall (North Campus)

💰$10 or free with valid UB card

Workshop Information: 

🗓 Friday, November 17, 2023 

⏰ 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

📍Baird Recital Hall (North Campus)


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