Kyle Motl is a bassist, composer, and improviser described as a “spectacularly adventurous and dynamic musician” whose playing is noted for both “iridescent delicacy as well as abrasive force” (The Wire). His solo music “promise[s] to change us by revealing things we could never have imagined” (Free Jazz Collective). Kyle’s work inhabits territories composed and improvised, including projects with Keir GoGwilt, Earl Howard, Clucas/Motl/Hubbard, a trio with Anthony Davis and Kjell Nordeson, and work with contemporary music ensembles including the International Contemporary Ensemble and Ghost Ensemble. His recent album, Hydra Nightingale, features solo works written for him by Caroline Louise Miller, Anqi Liu, Jessie Cox, and Asher Tobin Chodos. Kyle’s book, Bells Plucked From Air, sheds light on harmonic techniques for the double bass. 

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