Kyle Bartlett

Composer
American, 1971-

Kyle Bartlett was born in 1971 in Los Angeles. She began as a flutist, later also a drummer in bands and then a composer. She earned her Diploma of Flute Performance from the Longy School in 1995, and the PhD in Composition from the University of Pennsylvania in 1999, where her primary teacher was George Crumb. Her works have been performed across the US, including at Weill Hall and the MATA festival in New York, and the Boston Conservatory New Music Week, as well as in Europe, notably at the Darmstadt Ferienkurse and in numerous concerts by the Belgian ensemble Champ d’Action. Bartlett works in diverse media, from chamber work, to orchestra, to sound installation and material sculpture. A Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grantee and an Independence Foundation Fellow, she lives in Philadelphia, where she serves as New Works Administrator for the Opera Company of Philadelphia.

Selected works by Kyle Bartlett:
“A gentleman brought music to his lady's window, who hated him,...and when he persisted, she threw stones at him. Whereupon a friend of his that was within his company, said to him; "What greater honour can you have to your music, than that stones come about you, as they did to Orpheus."”
--Francis Bacon