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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, March 31 2019 12:30 PM
The Contemporary Jewish Museum [736 Mission St SF]
San Francisco’s Del Sol Quartet presents San Francisco’s first festival to return to the world of pure intervals often called “just intonation.”

The four-hour festival will take place in the soaring Yud Gallery at The Contemporary Jewish Museum. In this light-filled space built with acoustic resonance in mind, audiences can experience a whole range of music that can be made with keeping “rational numbers” in mind, from soulful variations of “Amazing Grace” to highly calculated avant-garde compositions to the improvised world of extended wind techniques.

Performers include composers/performers: Ellen Fullman (long string and autoharp), Theresa Wong (cello and vocals), Matt Ingalls (clarinet), Kyle Bruckmann (oboe), Chris Brown of Mills College (tuned piano), Larry Polansky of UC Santa Cruz (guitar), Arjun Verma (sitar), as well as the Del Sol String Quartet.

Music to be performed includes the world premiere of new quartet work by Michael Harrison and works by Ben Johnston, Ellen Fullman, Chris Brown, Larry Polansky, Matt Ingalls, Arjun Verma, Theresa Wong, and more. This first festival also launches a new commissioning arm of Del Sol Performing Arts Organization to produce future works in just intonation, including works to be premiered in 2020.  More...
Wednesday, April 10 2019 8:00 PM
CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
Linda Bouchard with Kyle Bruckmann and Jacob Felix Heule

One composer. Two improvisers. The players face in opposite directions, each one viewing a projection of a unique graphical score generated in response to the other’s playing. Each performer reacts to the images in the score and decodes the other’s performance, which has been processed in real-time by the composer using a series of presets and filters to create a “Live Structure” – a composition which unfolds as a collaborative improvisation and committed interpretation of a musical code.  More...
Tuesday, May 14 2019 9:00 PM
Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
Nakatani Gong Orchestra
Kyle Bruckmann’s Degradient
Sharon Tate Fetus Explosion  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