Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

                    
Kyle Bruckmann
Oboe, English horn, analog electronics
Oboist Kyle Bruckmann tramples genre boundaries in widely ranging work as a composer/performer, educator and new music specialist. His creative output – extending from a Western classical foundation into gray areas encompassing electro-acoustics, free jazz, post-punk rock, and the noise underground – can be heard on more than 60 recordings from labels including New World, Hat Art, Entr’acte, Not Two, Clean Feed, Another Timbre, 482Music and Sick Room. His ensemble affiliations include sfSound, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Eco Ensemble, Splinter Reeds, the Stockton Symphony, and Quinteto Latino. Since moving to the Bay Area in 2003, he has performed with the San Francisco Symphony and most of the area’s regional orchestras while remaining active within an international community of improvisers and sound artists.

From 1996 until his westward relocation, he was a fixture in Chicago's experimental music underground; his most significant long-term projects dating from that era include Lozenge, EKG, and Wrack. More recently, key local working groups have included Degradient, Addleds, Shudder, Ghost in the House, mchtnchts, and Pink Mountain. He currently teaches at UC Santa Cruz and UC Davis.
Upcoming Events:

Sunday, September 30 2018 12:00 PM
Herbst Theatre [401 Van Ness Ave SF]
Listen local at the eleventh annual SF Music Day, the Bay Area’s free daylong music festival in downtown San Francisco, presented by InterMusic SF. SF Music Day showcases the dynamism and diversity of Bay Area music, from string quartets to jazz combos, new music pioneers to chamber groups steeped in musical sounds from across the globe.  More...
Tuesday, October 16 2018 7:00 PM
David Brower Center [2150 Allston Way, Suite 100 Berkeley]
The David Brower Center & Other Minds are pleased to present Linda Bouchard with Kyle Bruckmann for the fourth installment of our 2018 The Nature of Music series. Bouchard will present excerpts from FLOCKING, as in “birds in flight” — the magical spectacle of hundreds of birds flying in their coordinated journey – and DROP, a live structure for woodwind and electronics with oboist Kyle Bruckmann.
Linda Bouchard’s works are defined by the importance of color and textures, and the structures of her compositions are intimately linked to the orchestral choices she makes for each composition, be it a solo piece or a composition for full orchestra.
Her compositions are often inspired by nature’s geometry, structure, and textures, as if writing music could begin by staring with a magnifying glass at nature’s elements — water, gas, rock formations, chemical reactions — then from those images creating a series of abstract landscapes.  More...
Thursday, February 21 2019 7:30 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music [SF Conservatory Recital Hall 50 Oak St. SF]
In SFCMP’s Master Class series you will observe some of the most talented Bay Area pre-professional music students as they learn from our renowned ensemble members in front of a live audience. Students will perform contemporary classical pieces that were selected by them. The students perform the music while being mentored in the master techniques, skills, and style of contemporary music. This new music and percussion master class is led by SFCMP oboist, Kyle Bruckmann.  More...
Photo Albums (click to view photos):
Videos
The 2016 debut, at Peralta Station, of DEGRADIENT (w/ Aram Shelton, Jason Hoopes and Jordan Glenn)
The premiere, at the 2013 Outsound New Music Summit, of Wrack ...Awaits Silent Tristero's Empire (made possible by the Chamber Music America New Jazz Works commissioning program).
CDs on which Kyle Bruckmann appears:
ArtistTitleLabelNumber
Degradient Dear Everyone
Artist: Degradient
Title: Dear Everyone
Label: Not Two 955
Label page on this site: Not Two
Not Two 955
Kyle Bruckmann's Wrack ...awaits silent Tristero's empire
Artist: Kyle Bruckmann's Wrack
Title: ...awaits silent Tristero's empire
Label: Singlespeed Music SSM-014
Label page on this site: Singlespeed Music
Singlespeed Music SSM-014
Bruckmann/Diaz-Infante/Shiurba/Stackpole grand mal
Artist: Bruckmann/Diaz-Infante/Shiurba/Stackpole
Title: grand mal
Label: Pax Recordings bar 1234/pax
Label page on this site: Pax Recordings
Pax Recordings bar 1234/pax
T.D. Skatchit & Company Skatch Migration
Artist: T.D. Skatchit & Company
Title: Skatch Migration
Label: Edgetone Records EDT4103
Label page on this site: Edgetone Records
Edgetone Records EDT4103