In lieu of free live shows at the neighborhood library, we’re doing free live shows via twitch! The next show is on Sunday October 10 at 2pm (CST/UTC-05), join us!
Composer, performer, installation-builder, and administrator, Jenna Lyle has worked with various ensembles and specialized in the performance of works by and with living artists.
Taking on long-term collaborations drawing upon her background in theater and vocal performance, Lyle focuses on relationship dynamics, tactility, and bodies in a state of listening and critical response. Recent projects include a one-woman adaptation of Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat, a solo work for sonic fabric garment and electronics called Louise, and a large-scale multi-ensemble piece for the combined forces of Chicago’s Ensemble Dal Niente, Berlin’s Ensemble Adapter, and Manchester’s Distractfold Ensemble.
Lyle is also a Co-Artistic Director of performance ensemble Mocrep and a co-founder of Parlour Tapes+, a New Music cassette tape label and media/performance collective based in Chicago. She lectures and tours periodically while curating and coordinating programming at The Arts Club of Chicago as Programs Director.
William Riley Leitch is a Chicago area trombonist. Riley has performed at the Nief Norf Festival, soundSCAPE Festival, and the Lucerne Festival Academy where he studied with members of Ensemble Intercontemporain and Ensemble Modern. Riley has premiered over 30 new works for solo trombone, chamber ensemble, and orchestra at events and venues such as Ear Taxi Festival and Red Note New Music Festival. He is currently commissioning new works for trombone that cross traditional disciplinary boundaries.