lyle hopkins

where?

outside making sounds. you're welcome to join.

what?

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

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

i make some guest computer sounds 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.

i make double bass sounds with pillow talk.

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.

sometimes i play tunes.

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.

harmonic variations (2014) for large improvising ensemble. the piece explores a big jazz chord. harmony is influenced by the performers.

a string trio.

who?

i live in vancouver on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (squamish), and sel̓íl̓witulh (tsleil-waututh) nations. i'm interested in guitar, double bass, improvisation, max programming, and memes. if you'd like to connect, please send me an email.