Tyler Kline

Tyler Kline is a composer, arranger and music educator currently residing in Tampa, FL. 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 dance, visual and literary arts.

Recent compositions focus on the use of extended sounds/techniques in order to create timbral similarities or differences, as well as textures, between instruments, voices and/or electronics. Tyler’s work is deeply influenced by the idea of Wabi-Sabi, a Japanese aesthetic and world view that values transience, imperfection, and impermanence. More broadly, his compositions draw influence from a variety of extra-musical sources, primarily literature.

Tyler’s music has been performed across the United States and internationally in Brazil, Canada, Italy and Romania. His works have been presented at various festivals and conferences, including the Maryland Wind Festival, the Great American Brass Band Festival, the NYC Electroacoustic Music Festival, the International Computer Music Conference, the National Association of Composers/USA, the Atlantic Music Festival, Terroir New Music Series (Tampa, FL), the Hyperbolic Chamber Music Series (St. Petersburg, FL), the Blank Space Concert Series (New York, NY), and the Wayward Music Series (Seattle, WA).

In addition to his work in composition, Tyler is co-artistic director for Terroir New Music, a Tampa-based composer/performer collective that seeks to present concerts of new music in collaboration with local bars, breweries, chefs, and restaurants in order to create a unique musical and dining experience, as well as cultivate a community around local food, beverage, and music. Tyler is also a classical music radio announcer at Classical WSMR 89.1 FM and evening anchor at WUSF 89.7 FM. 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. Find out more at www.tylerklinemusic.com.