BRIAN DEL TORO
A trio of composer/performers who will be performing a collection of compositions and improvisations involving double bass, electric bass, electric guitar, laptops, and electronics
FRIDAY DEC 14 | 9PM
924 lincoln road | studio 201
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Kyle Motl is a bassist, composer, and improvisor active in the South Florida area. A musician of eclectic tastes, Kyle has worked in a wide variety of styles and settings, from jazz and avant-garde to heavy metal, classical, and contemporary art music.
As a bassist, Kyle is currently a member of master free jazz drummer Abbey Rader’s quartet with saxophonists John McMinn and Noah Brandmark. In his own trio, Kyle is developing a repertoire inspired by various traditional musics, informed by contemporary art music concepts and aesthetics, while in the improvised jazz idiom. Outside of jazz, Kyle has been collaborating with a number of up and coming composers on new works, and is devoted to fully exploring the possibilities of the double bass. Kyle has performed with a number of artists, including legendary saxophonists Kidd Jordan and Larry McKenna, vocalists Jill Burton and Nat Chandler, among others.
Kyle received a BM from Florida Atlantic University, and is currently a MM student at Florida International University, where he studies jazz and improvisation with Gary Campbell and Dr. Jamie Ousley. He also studies electronic music with Dr. Jacob Sudol.
As a composer, Kyle is interested in exploring various cycles and sequences (of rhythms, pitches, numbers in general). Recently, Kyle has been working with chaotic systems, and taken particular interest in utilizing fractal mathematics and L-systems with which performers interact in compositions.
Brian Deltoro is a mild mannered musician from Miami, Florida. He has composed pieces for chamber instruments, live electronics, choreography, electric guitar and typewriter. He was in a funky cover band for a while, which was great, but involved a lot of driving and heavy equipment and staying out late. He is currently pursuing an M.A. in music technology at Florida International University, which is also great, except that still involves a lot of driving and staying up late. Brian is currently attempting to cajole people into letting him make music and sounds for film, tv, or video games.
Carlos Dominguez is currently a graduate student in the Digital Musics program at Dartmouth College. This last summer, he graduated with a B.M. in Music Technology from Florida International University. He is an active improviser and composer in a wide spectrum of styles and settings. Current projects of his include compositions for silent films and multimedia installations.