Kyle Vanderburg

Kyle Vanderburg (b. 1986) composes eclectically polystylistic music fueled by rhythmic drive and melodic infatuation. His acoustic works have found performances by ensembles such as Brave New Works, Access Contemporary Music, and Luna Nova, and his electronic works have appeared at national and international conferences including ICMC, EMUfest, SCI, CICTeM, and NSEME. A native of Missouri, Kyle holds degrees from Drury University (AB), where he studied composition with Carlyle Sharpe, and the University of Oklahoma (M.Mus., D.M.A.), where he studied with composers Marvin Lamb, Konstantinos Karathanasis, Roland Barrett, and Marc Jensen. He has also participated in composition masterclasses with David Maslanka, Chris Brubeck, Eric V. Hachikian, Jo�l-Fran�ois Durand, Benjamin Broening, and Daniel Roumain. In addition to composing, Kyle is an active computer programmer, writing code for interactive performances, utilities related to composer workflow automation, and unusual controllers. In his spare time, he enjoys designing websites and building mission style furniture. Kyle�s music is available through his publishing imprint, NoteForge. For more information, visit


Creatures from the Black Bassoon
Creatures from the Black Bassoon is an acousmatic work consisting entirely of processed and unprocessed bassoon sounds. The work explores the attributes of a variety of animal-like and environmentalish sounds, including key clicks, reed squeaks, multiphonics, and other traditional and extended techniques. These sounds were organized by similar properties into characters, which were placed in a number of tableaus of length based on the golden section. Certain tableaus in the work are designated as "windows", where developmental method is determined by significant contrast to the surrounding sections.
Over Every Open Field