Kyle Lewis - Composer

Kyle Lewis is a composer, theorist, and performer. He likes to explore the boundaries of perception&conception with his solo work as well as his collaborations with visual artist Gunnar Tarsa in their duo Guy Did Ail.

List of Concert Works:

(Works in-progress are listed at the bottom of this page.)

2018

  • Ballet for Semi-Silhouettes

    • Unspecified SATB quartet and four spotlights

    • [to be revised]

    • ca. 12'

  • Coaxing the Wind into a Visual Manifestation

    • Piano etude in creative decisions for the pianist

    • [currently being expanded]

    • Variable length

  • One Round Monotonous of Change

    • Unaccompanied voice, any voice type

    • ca. 2'

  • Compulsive Behaviors

    • Solo performer

    • Notated on a 5"x5" wooden canvas

    • Variable length

  • Fork

    • Electric Guitar and Visual Artists

    • Written for Guy Did Ail in collaboration with visual artist Gunnar Tarsa as a part of our February 2018 residency at ATHICA.

    • ca. 18'

2017

  • I/you/we are not enough.

    • Any number of vocalists

    • Notated on deck(s) of cards

    • Variable Length

  • The Case for Forgetting in x minutes or so

    • One or more performers

    • Flashcard piece

    • Minimum 5', no maximum length

  • Surrender

    • One or more performers

    • Flashcard piece

    • Long duration, dependent on the process of the piece

  • Game-Lan

    • Two performers and two dealers

    • Notated on deck(s) of cards

    • Variable length

  • Strangling All That I Love

    • Percussion duo (high/low pairings of wood, glass, metal, and skins)

    • Written for Cisum Percussion

    • 10'

  • These Past Few Months Have Been a Kick in the Stomach

    • Percussion trio (metal kitchen mixing bowls, rice, beans, and marbles)

    • Written for New Music on the Point (2016) and Stuart Gerber, Bryan Wysocki, and Emerson Wahl

    • 6'

  • (silent music)

    • String quartet

    • [to be revised]

    • 6'

  • String Quartet 6, op. 66

    • String quartet and shenanigans

    • ca. 8'

  • Shoomn

    • 8+ voices mixed/unmixed

    • 8'

  • Multiverse

    • For electric guitar (with looping pedal) and visual artist

    • Written for Guy Did Ail in collaboration with visual artist Gunnar Tarsa

    • Variable length

  • Act Accordingly

    • Caged performer (playing with guitar pedals manipulating pre-recorded electric guitar as well as various percussion objects) and visual artist

    • Written for Guy Did Ail in collaboration with visual artist Gunnar Tarsa

    • 20'

  • Simple Shapes Singing, Snaking Sassily

    • Unspecified chamber ensemble of 2+ performers

    • Guided improvisation written for Incongruency Ensemble

    • Variable length

  • Vignette(yes)

    • Vocalist(s) and visual artist(s) at a 1:1 ratio of vocalists:artists

    • Written for Guy Did Ail in collaboration with visual artist Gunnar Tarsa

    • Variable, pre-decided length

  • Highroglyphs

    • Performer(s) and visual artist(s)

    • Written for Guy Did Ail in collaboration with visual artist Gunnar Tarsa

    • Variable, pre-decided length

  • Biography

    • Narrator reading the Nickelback Facebook "About" section

    • ca. 8'

2016

  • Ogopogo

    • Flute and guitar

    • Written for Duo Damiana for the Charlotte New Music Festival (2015)

    • 7'

  • March 1, 2013

    • Violin solo

    • Miniature written for the Charlotte New Music Festival (2015) speed writing concert

    • 2'

  • Raccoon Lunaire

    • Flute, bass clarinet, cello, piano, and percussion (pierrot ensemble; -violin, +percussion)

    • Written for Rote Hünd Musik

    • 11'

  • Poe et. Tree

    • Quadraphonic playback

    • 5'

  • Benjamin Fraser

    • Baritone and piano

    • Originally written in 2015 and revised

    • Performed as a part of MNSong (2017)

    • 7'

2015

  • Child of the Tree That Owns Itself

    • 16+ voice mixed choir

    • 7'

  • Uncertainty Principle

    • Multiples of 3 clarinets

    • 6'

  • Five Vignettes: What You Hear Is Gone

    • String quartet

    • Winner of GMEA's Composition Competition (2016)

    • 6'

In Progress/Unfinished

  • Poems & Private Thoughts

    • Book of small thoughts in words and graphic scores

  • The Breeze Speaks Through Trees

    • String orchestra (12, 10, 8, 8, 6), 44 part divisi

  • Perhaps, I Have Learned Equally from Forgetting as Remembering

    • Solo piano

  • To Bend Time Across Three Moons

    • Saxophone (any) + other (unspecified)

  • To-Be-Titled Guitar Jukebox Piece

    • Solo guitar

  • To-Be-Tltled Collaboration with James Sanders

    • andering audience, narrators, and musicians in a large field.

  • To-Be-Titled Guy Did Ail remote-installation/video project.

    • Fixed playback and visual display(s)