Kyle Tieman-Strauss

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Kyle Tieman-Strauss (b. 1994) is a composer of music for stages and headphones. He has been commissioned by the Manhattan Saxophone Quartet; Cadillac Moon Ensemble; Palladium Percussion; ALEA III; and the NYU Symphony Orchestra, where he held a residency in 2013-2014. Other works have included a setting of Twitter spam for vocal trio and large ensemble, premiered at Tanglewood’s Ozawa Hall, and a chamber orchestra piece conducted by David Bloom at Dynamic Music Festival.

An avid cheerleader for contemporary music, Kyle is the co-founder of Echo Chamber, an ensemble dedicated to commissioning and performing music written specifically for its unique instrumentation, with an eye towards cross-media collaborations. In addition, he created and produces Pulsing & Shaking, an annual contemporary music festival at NYU focusing on a cross-generational picture of New Music activity in New York.

Looking ahead, new projects include a string quartet for ETHEL; a piece for cello and electronics for Aya Terki, and a song cycle for Emily Donato. He is also currently touring recent arrangements he made with vocalist Derek Piotr, from Derek’s album Bahar for woodwinds and electronics.

Kyle is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in composition at New York University with Michael Gordon, where he also completed his undergraduate degree. In addition to writing, he works as a freelance music editor. He has received awards and recognition from ASCAP, Tribeca New Music, Pikes Peak Young Composers, and other performing arts organizations. He lives in Manhattan.

For his writings and a schedule of performances, visit