Kyle Bartlett

Kyle Bartlett is a composer and performer living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Finding inspiration in the logic of dreams and the viscerality of performance, her work spans from acoustic to electronic music and from concert forms to multi-disciplinary, site-specific installation.

Dr. Bartlett’s works have been performed across the United States, including at the Weill Hall of Carnegie Hall, the MATA Festival (New York), the Boston Conservatory New Music Week, and the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, as well as in Europe, notably at the Darmstadt Ferienkurse for New Music, on the Apartment House “Modern Britain”š” concert series (London), and in numerous performances by the Belgian ensemble Champ d’Action.Kyle Bartlett began her musical studies as a flutist, later adding drums and then composition. She earned the Bachelor's Diploma in flute performance from the Longy School of Music, and received her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania.

Kyle Bartlett’s music is informed by a great fascination with timbre and virtuosity, storytelling, and the physicality of performance. Her recent work has focused increasingly on pushing the expressive and formal boundaries of concert music through multiform compositions, theatrical direction, improvisation, and electronics.

Among the prizes and commissions honoring her work are the Independence Foundation Fellowship, the Weiss Prize for chamber music, and commissions from Network for New Music, Concert Artists Guild, the American Philosophical Society, and the Orpheus Institute (Belgium). Bartlett is a founding member and President of the acclaimed New York-based new music ensemble, counter)induction.