Tuesday, November 12 at 1:00pm
Frohnmayer Music Building, Foo Lounge
961 E 18th Ave, Eugene, OR 97403
Kyle Hutchins is a performing artist, improviser, chamber musician, and educator. His work focuses on the creation and promotion of experimental art music, both as a soloist and in close collaboration with composers, performers, and interdisciplinary artists. He often makes sound wielding a saxophone, his voice, and technology. Kyle's playing has been described as "formidable" (The Saxophone Symposium), "masterful" (Signals for Images), "an impressive achievement" (VitaMN), "so much chaos" (I Care If You Listen), and "a full on noise-jazz symphony" (Raised by Gypsies). He has performed across Asia, Europe, and North America, and participated in the creation of more than 130 new works for the saxophone. He is a member of 113 (One Thirteen), AVIDduo, Binary Canary, The Broken Consort, Hutchins/Qiang Duo, The Poem Is Done, and Strains New Music Ensemble and is the Artistic Director of NME at Virginia Tech. Kyle has a D.M.A. and M.M. in Saxophone Performance from the University of Minnesota where he studied with renowned saxophonist Eugene Rousseau. He has B.M. and B.M.E. degrees from the University of North Texas where he studied with Eric Nestler, and has additional studies in contemporary music with James Dillon and Marcus Weiss. Kyle is Artist/Teacher of Saxophone at Virginia Tech and is a Yamaha, E. Rousseau, and Légère Performing Artist.