LYLE
HOPKINS

UPCOMING

29.02.2020
LyLeau Goes to Europe, The Stööd [Vancouver, BC]

06.03.2020
All Strings Night, Cafe de Ruimte [Amsterdam, NL]

22.03.2020
Sunday Session, Overtoom 301 [Amsterdam, NL]

08.04.2020
voice to skull, Verboden [Vancouver, BC]

10.04.2020
Team Strike Force, Record City [Vernon, BC]

WORK

Our Structure
Our Structure [in progress] is an interactive multimedia composition for small ensemble, digital projector, iPad, and Max. Text instructions for ensemble members are projected at multiple locations within the performance space. The audience is free to move throughout the performance space and influence the text instructions by interacting with a digital user interface displayed on iPads. More information coming soon.

no presh
no presh [2019] is a series of ambient music videos created in collaboration with Vancouver-based visual artist Marleau Marleau.

Marina's Structure
Marina's Structure [2017] is a structured improvisatory composition 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
Pillow Talk [2017] features vocalist Emma Postl, violinist Stefan Thordarson, and myself. Our repertoire combines contemporary improvised music with an American folk aesthetic.

Text Structure
Text Structure [2016] is a structured improvisatory composition for small or large ensemble, laptop, and digital projector. The composition facilitates the organization of musical elements, including pitch, duration, dynamics, timbre, texture, space, form, silence, and power, in real-time via projection of the conductor's text-based instructions. In live performances the audience receives their own text instructions.

Sound Structure
Sound Structure [2015] is a structured improvisatory composition for small ensemble. Form is influenced by the performers via aural cues. Strategies vary.

Joni Variations
Joni Variations [2014] is a structured improvisatory composition for small ensemble. Form is influenced by the performers. Text by Joni Mitchell.

Colour Variations
Colour Variations [2014] is a structured improvisatory composition for three 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
Duet Variations [2014] is a structured improvisatory composition for three performers. The piece explores the three distinct combinations of duos [P1, P2; P2, P3; P3, P1] within the ensemble.

ABOUT

Biography
I'm a bassist and electronic musician living in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. I'm interested in improvisation, interactive multimedia, and memes.

C.V.

Email

@snikpohelyl