lyle hopkins

where?

everything is cancelled.

what?

idioglossia (2020) for solo pizzicato double bass. composed by duncan maunders. more information coming soon.

no presh (2019-2020) created in collaboration with marleau marleau.

i make a guest appearance on the wounded humans album roll play (2019).

marina's structure (2017) for cellist marina hasselberg, laptop, and loudspeaker. instructions are delivered through a series of scripted audio sequences that are triggered by marina's decision-making. form is influenced by marina as she navigates through the piece with varied or repeated playthroughs resulting in alternate instructions.

pillow talk (2017) features vocalist emma postl, violinist stefan thordarson, and myself.

text structure (2016) for improvising ensemble, laptop, and digital projector. instructions are delivered in real-time through the projection of the conductor's improvised written text. in live performances the audience receives their own text instructions.

lyle hopkins 6 (2016) features gabriel dávila, tony glausi, joshua hettwer, matt hettwer, ken mastrogiovanni, and myself.

sound structure (2015) for small improvising ensemble. form is influenced by the performers via aural cues. strategies vary.

joni variations (2014) for small improvising ensemble. form is influenced by the performers. text by joni mitchell.

colour variations (2014) for three improvising performers. the piece explores the distinct groupings of solos (red; yellow; blue), duos (red, yellow; yellow, blue; blue, red), and trios (red, yellow, blue) within the ensemble.

duet variations (2014) for three improvising performers. the piece explores the three distinct combinations of duos (p1, p2; p2, p3; p3, p1) within the ensemble.

p>extensions variations (2014) for large improvising ensemble. the piece explores a silly jazz chord. harmony is influenced by the performers.

who?

i live in vancouver. i'm interested in bass guitar, double bass, improvisation, max programming, and memes. if you'd like to collaborate, please send me an email.