Kyle Vegter (b.1986) is a Chicago based composer, performer, and producer. His work is conceptually rooted, usually concerned with spectral phenomena, and is often multimedia in scope and material.
Kyle has worked most recently with the Chicago Composer’s Orchestra, creating a site specific work/ installation for full orchestra to be performed in the Palm House of the Garfield Park Conservatory (Dec 7th, 2011). In 2010 he worked with Homeroom Chicago to premiere a piece for chamber ensemble and video as part of their first ever Physics for Listeners concert, a collaboration between Chicago’s budding contemporary classical and free jazz/ improv scenes. That same year he wrote another site specific work for violin, cello, and 4 channel live electronics based on Harry Bertoia’s Sounding Sculpture as part of Access Contemporary Music’s Buildings and Moods concert. His current project, FJORDS (a multimedia collaboration between the poet Zachary Schomburg, Manual Cinema, and the Chicago Q Ensemble) will premiere in February 2012 at the Poetry Foundation‘s beautiful performance space in downtown Chicago.
An avid collaborator, Kyle works with a variety of artists, in a number of contexts. He co-founded the acclaimed multimedia, shadow puppetry company Manual Cinema, and continues to serve as one half of their composition/ sound design team. He plays regularly in the Chicago based indie band THIN HYMNS, and writes and records with Mel Gonzalez under the moniker oh+ah.
In addition to composing, Kyle does administrative work for the Grammy winning, critically acclaimed new music ensemble eighth blackbird.
Kyle holds degrees from the University of Florida and has studied in private lessons or master classes with Jim Sain, Paul Koonce, Paul Richards, Seung Ah-Oh, Chaya Chernowin, and Colby Leider.