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Upcoming performances


CAMBRIDGE: Wednesday, March 22, 2017; 8pm (drinks at 7pm) - Heterodyne Trio performs Duo for Actual and Human Celli at The Factory

LOWELL: Thursday, March 23, 2017; 8pm - Heterodyne Trio performs Duo for Actual and Human Celli at UMass Lowell (Durgin Hall)

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON: Monday, March 27, 2017; 8pm - Heterodyne Trio performs Duo for Actual and Human Celli at Bard College (Blum Hall)

STONY BROOK: Wednesday, March 29, 2017; 8pm - Heterodyne Trio performs Duo for Actual and Human Celli at Stony Brook University (Staller Center for the Arts)

CHICAGO: Thursday, March 30, 2017; 6pm - Lyle performing in Jennifer Walshe's Volunteer Chorus and Lee Blalock's Sy5z3n_1: Meditation for Atomized Respiration with Mocrep at The Art Institute of Chicago

NEW YORK: Friday, March 31, 2017; 8pm - Heterodyne Trio performs a new work, Duo for Actual and Human Celli at NYU (Music Dept. Rm. 220)


BELOIT: Monday, February 20, 2017; 12:30pm - Lyle and Jessica Aszodi perform Grafter at Beloit College

CHICAGO: Friday, February 10, 2017; 8:30pm - Performing no-rehearsal scores at Constellation, including Lyle's Behemoth for indeterminate ensemble, in EasyNotEasy

CHICAGO: Monday, January 16, 2017; 7:15pm - Mocrep performs extended version of Plank Rodeo at The Arts Club of Chicago

CHICAGO: Sunday, January 8, 2017; 8:30pm - Dal Niente Presents Jesse Langen, performing Lyle's    ...So Lately I've Been Thinking A Lot About Cause And Effect... at Constellation


NEW YORK: Monday, December 19, 2016; 8pm - Parlour Tapes+ opens for Ensemble Pamplemousse at JackNY

CHICAGO: Friday, December 9, 2016; 9pm - Lyle and Jessica Aszodi perform Grafter, opening for Samuel Dunscombe and Curt Miller performing Pierluigi Billone's 1+1=1 at Elastic Arts

CHICAGO: Thursday, October 27, 2016; 7:30pm - Lyle and collaborator Eric Fernandez perform a new work for live electronics at Comfort Station

DARMSTADT: Saturday, August 13, 2016; 11am -  Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt presents Mocrep, performing pieces by collaborators in Just Beyond Our Instruments is the World; Lyle and Mocrep perform Plank Rodeo at Orangerie

DARMSTADT: Sunday, August 7, 2016; 6pm - Lyle and fellow participants of Hannes Seidl's Situative Composing workshop at Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik Darmstadt give a Final Presentation at the Lichtenbergschule, Open Space Stage

OMAHA: Thursday, July 7, 2016; 7:30pm - Lyle and Jessica Aszodi perform Grafter at House of Loom as part of Omaha Under the Radar festival

SAN DIEGO: Thursday, January 28, 2016; Glottalopticon Presents Lyle(voice/electronics) & Jessica Aszodi (voice) perform Grafter at Space4Art

CHICAGO: Friday, January 8, 2016; Lyle & Jessica Aszodi (voice) share an improv bill with Albert Wildeman and Will Greene & Devin Drobka at The Foundation Series


CHICAGO: Saturday, November 28, 2015; 8pm - Lyle & Colleagues perform By/Of at High Concept Laboratories with special guests Nudie Suits, the Creepers, and Electronic Duo Eric Fernandez and Misha Shuster (Presented by Mana Contemporary Chicago and High Concept Laboratories)

EVANSTON: Saturday, November 21, 2015; 6pm - Doctoral Recital at Northwestern University; Lyle and colleagues perform Breathpiece, Empies, By/Of at Northwestern University (McClintock Choral & Recital Room)

CHICAGO: Tuesday, November 10, 2015; 6pm - Lyle, Alejandro AciertoSamuel ScrantonAndrew Tham, Nick Meryhew, and Daniel Wyche perform Cage's Child of Tree at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

CHICAGO: Saturday, October 11, 2015; 8:30pm - Jessica Aszodi(voice) & Jenna Lyle (voice/electronics) perform Grafter & Cooper ForsmanKatie Mazzini, Isaac Stevenson, Paul ScudderLia Kohl, Jenna Lyle, Deirdre HarrisonCory Herberger, and Eric Fernandez perform By/Of at Constellation Chicago

EVANSTON: Saturday, September 26, 2015; performing works by Carolyn Chen & Nomi Epstein with Jessica AszodiBethany YoungeKatherine YoungEli Namay, Nomi Epstein, Nick Meryhew, and Emily Beisel at Musical Offering

NEW YORK: Thursday, September 10, 2015; Jessica Aszodi(voice) & Jenna Lyle (voice/electronics) perform Grafter at Resonant Bodies Festival

EVANSTON: Friday, May 23, 2015; 7:30pm - Mocrep performs Stitch, revised version, at Musical Offering

CHICAGO: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - Performing works by Jenna Lyle and Rama Gottfried for voice and violin; in concert with Katherine Young(bassoon) at Elastic Arts




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Jenna Lyle, b. 1984


An active composer, performer, installation-builder, and administrator, Jenna Lyle has worked with various ensembles and specialized in the performance of works by living composers. She has presented her own works as well as those of her colleagues throughout the U.S. and abroad, with performances recently by Chicago’s Spektral Quartet, Mocrep, Northwestern University’s Contemporary Music Ensemble, Loadbang, and The Riot Ensemble, of London. Her artistic concerns are rooted in the unification of physicality with the creative process for the sake of immediacy, complexity of expression, and intimate exchange. Jenna is also co-founder and co-administrator of Parlour Tapes+, a New Music cassette tape label and media/performance collective based in Chicago. She holds degrees in composition from Northwestern University (DMA), Cleveland State University (MM), and Birmingham-Southern College (BM) and curates and coordinates programming at The Arts Club of Chicago as Programs Manager.

As an artist, Lyle explores how the physical body, and in turn the culture in which it functions, adapts to its semiotic or "data-based" representation. Magnifying the relationship between sonic output and physical process and separating it from the second nature, she often places performers in physical arrangements that force a heightened awareness of body while they execute a set of instructions for sound production. Performer configurations may highlight interpersonal dynamics, the connection between a sonic object and movement, or the production of sound as contingent upon the perception of one's own bodily processes, among other things. As a result, movement and corpus become increasingly significant as musical material, fueling a discourse of movement as motive in Lyle's work. 


Contact Jenna for additional info, press materials or edited bio versions.