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Upcoming performances

CHICAGO: Saturday, May 11, 2019; 7:00pm - Mocrep’s 5th Birthday Party/Fundraiser; performances, food, drinks, dance party, pie charts made of actual pies, etc. at NotNot

BOWLING GREEN: Monday, May 13; 7:00pm - N/A Ensemble performs A Forcible Expiration (of a more or less pronounced character) at Wood County District Public Library with Dennis Sullivan’s A Transversal Line

CHICAGO: Monday, May 20; 6:00pm (before 7pm concert) - Mocrep activates the Harris Theater Lobby before the CSO’s MusicNow concert

CHICAGO: Tuesday, May 21; 8:00pm - Lyle performs a ritual for Spring on the We Series at Elastic Arts


CHICAGO: Friday, April 26, 2019; 4 - 9pm - Lyle, Thessia Machado, Viola Yip, Merche Blasco, and Pedro Lopes perform 5 hours of noise music in various configurations as “The Unsounders,” a band assembled for the closing of Machado’s exhibition Toward the Unsound at The Arts Club of Chicago

CHICAGO: Sunday, April 14, 2019; 8:30pm - Lyle, with Apres L’Histoire, performs works by Manel Ribera Torres, Sarah Westwood, Eliza Brown, and Ted Hearne at Constellation

OAKLAND: Friday, March 22, 2019; 7:30pm - Mocrep performs works in progress devised with students and community as part of a residency with Mills College

CHICAGO: Saturday, March 9, 2019; 8:00pm - Mocrep performs Mikey Coltun’s Music for Seven Baskeballs at NotNot

OMAHA: Saturday, February 9, 2019; 7:00pm - Lyle performs Louise for sonic fabric garment, electronics, and movement at Kaneko

CHICAGO: Sunday, December 2, 2018; 8:30pm - Lyle and cellist Katinka Kleijn perform a new work, H.O.V. for cello and 2 players at Constellation

CHICAGO: Thursday, November 29, 2018; 7:30pm - Wind-Up Elephant performs Carrie and Robert Play an Eb at Comfort Station

NEW YORK: Wednesday, November 7, 2018; 8:00pm - Lyle performs Louise for sonic fabric garment, electronics, and movement at Qubit Space on a shared bill with Lea Bertucci & Chloe Thompson

KNOXVILLE: Friday, October 26, 2018; 8:00pm - University of Tennessee Contemporary Music Festival; UT Contemporary Music Ensemble performs three works by Lyle: Pas de Deux, Behemoth, and Crumple

CHICAGO: Friday, October 12, 2018; 8:00pm - Mocrep performs Lee Blalock’s Stereo Test Program No. 3 at Unity Lutheran Church

CHICAGO: Sunday, June 3, 2018; 8:30pm - with Apres L'Histoire, Lyle performs spoken roles in an octet arrangement of Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night's Dream, Eliza Brown's 13 Trees, and Pauline Oliveros' Earth Ears at Constellation

NEW YORK: Saturday, April 14, 2018; 8pm - MATA Festival 2018; Lyle & Ensemble Contemporaneous perform Let them stop swaying; then there won't be any wind at The Kitchen

CHICAGO: Friday, April 6, 2018; 7:30pm - Lyle performs a new solo work on opening night of Resonant Bodies Chicago at Constellation

NEW YORK: Monday, March 26, 2018; 8pm - Lyle & Weston Olencki perform Weston plays a Bb, and Wind Up Elephant performs Carrie and Robert play an Eb at JACKNY

CHICAGO: Saturday, March 10, 2018; 4:30pm - Lyle and Deidre Huckabay perform at Sector 2337 in conjunction with an exhibition by Lou Malozzi

CHICAGO: Friday, February 23; 9:00pm - Bodymilk Tapes presents Lyle, Ariel Zetina, Shyyness, and Ted Moore at Ashland Gymnasium

CHICAGO: Saturday, February 10, 2018; 8:00pm - Lyle, Amanda DeBoer Bartlett, and Katherine Young perform at Experimental Sound Studio's Option Celebration and Fundraiser

NEW YORK: Saturday, January 6, 2018; 8:00pm - Wind Up Elephant premieres Robert and Carrie Play an Eb at Hunter MFA Galleries


NEW YORK: Sunday, December 10, 2017; 8:00pm - Lyle, Lester St. Louis, and Eric Fernandez perform Duo for Actual and Human Celli at the Center for Performance Research

CHICAGO: Monday, December 4, 2017; 7:00pm - Lyle performs a new duo work with flutist/artist Deidre Huckabay at Experimental Sound Studio

CHICAGO: Sunday, December 3, 2017; 8:30pm - Lyle performs in Neo Huckler's Crackles and in Marina Rosenfeld's Sheer Frost Orchestra at Constellation

CHICAGO: Sunday, December 3, 2017; 11am - Lyle participates in panel on Gender and New Music for the Second Sexing Sound Symposium in collaboration with the Goethe Institut at Sector 2337

CHICAGO: Saturday, November 18, 2017; evening - Alejandro Acierto performs a new work for clarinet and mixed media at Defibrillator Gallery

CHICAGO: Saturday, November 4, 2017; 4pm - Ross Karre performs Crumple for percussion & electronics at Corbett vs. Dempsey

MIAMI: Sunday, October 29, 2017; 8pm - Parlour Tapes+ & On Structure perform a new work at The Betsy Hotel in collaboration with FETA 10 Fest 2017

CHICAGO: Monday, October 23, 2017; 7:00pm - Lyle & Weston Olenki, trombone, perform a new work at Gather Series, Comfort Station; double bill with Hope Esser

CHICAGO: Thursday, October 5, 2017; 7:00pm - Lyle performs speaking & movement roles in one-woman adaptation of Stravinsky's L'Histoire du Soldat with Chris Wild, Conductor, and ensemble at The Poetry Foundation

BENDIGO: Friday, September 1, 2017; 10:30pm - Lyle, Jessica Aszodi perform Grafter at Bendigo Bank Theatre

BENDIGO: Friday, September 1, 2017; 6:30pm - Lyle, Jessica Aszodi, Matteo Cesari, Jane Sheldon, and Jacob Abela perform Plank Rodeo at Bendigo Art Gallery

CHICAGO: Sunday, August 13, 2017; 8:30pm - Lyle, Jessie Marino, Katherine Young, TALsounds, Bonnie Jones & Suzanne Thorpe at Constellation Chicago

MONTREAL: Tuesday, May 30, 2017; 6pm - Lyle, Eric Fernandez, Noam Bierstone, & Joe Browne perform at Cafe Resonances

CHICAGO: Monday, May 15, 2017; 8:03pm - Lyle, TJ Borden, and Eric Fernandez perform Duo for Actual and Human Celli, with performances by Madison Greenstone and Deidre Huckabay

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


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 Spektral Quartet, Mocrep, Chicago Composers Orchestra, Loadbang, D U C K R U B B E R, and The Riot Ensemble, of London. As a performer, Lyle takes on long-term collaborations drawing upon her background in theater and vocal performance. Her latest projects include an international tour of choreographer Erica Mott and composer Ryan Ingebritsen's 3 Singers, a dance and multi-media opera; a collaborative duo work for bodies, voices, hanging speakers, and electronics with Australian mezzo Jessica Aszodi entitled Grafter; and a one-woman adaptation of Stravinsky's L'Histoire du Soldat. Lyle is also a performing member of Mocrep and a co-founder 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.