Kyle Rowan (b. 1985) is a composer of (mostly) acoustic chamber music. His music is characterized by different and changing senses of motion, direction, and energy generated through layered textures. Inspired by interactive fiction, his most recent work has focused incorporating real-time decision-making by the performer or listener that guides the sonic experience.
His music has been performed throughout the United States, as well as internationally at festivals in Italy, Greece, and South Korea, and by such ensembles as the Momenta Quartet, Palimpsest Ensemble, Kallisti Ensemble, Dissonart Ensemble, and Los Angeles Clarinet Choir. He holds degrees from the University of Florida (BM ’07), University of Illinois (MM ’09), and he received his doctorate in composition from the University of California - San Diego (PhD ’16), where he studied with Katharina Rosenberger.
Kyle is an avid fan of baseball, dogs, video games, and science fiction, especially that with a peculiar or fantastical sense of time. He currently resides just outside San Diego with his wife, daughter, and terrier.
A new piece for solo flute and lighting, commissioned by Krisztina Der, to be premiered on her doctoral recital September 17, 2016.
Not Quite a Sunset, a hypertext opera. Currently targeting an October release.
August 13, 2016 - San Diego, CA
Performance of A floral sea; a cloudless night, for flute quartet, at the National Flute Association Convention by the Austin Flute Project.
September 17, 2016 - Greensboro, NC
Premiere of my new piece for flute and light by Krisztina Der on her doctoral recital.
July 26, 2016 - Austin, TX
World premiere of A floral sea; a cloudless night for flute quartet by the Austin Flute Project.
May 3, 2016 - San Diego, CA
World premiere of my Concerto for harp and wind ensemble by Tasha Smith Godinez, harp, and the San Diego State University Wind Symphony, conducted by Shannon Kitelinger.