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Jenna M. Lyle


Composer, performer, and installation-builder, Jenna M. Lyle has presented her own works as well as those of her colleagues throughout the U.S. and abroad, with performances recently by Spektral Quartet, Popebama, Argonaut Ensemble, Contemporaneous, Chicago Composers Orchestra, Loadbang, and The Riot Ensemble. As a performer, Jenna takes on long-term collaborations that draw upon her background in theater and vocal performance. Her latest projects include a multimedia sound and performance piece entitled Louise; a one-woman adaptation of Stravinsky's L'Histoire du Soldat; and a solo work with the electronic musical instrument called ondes martenot.

Jenna is a member of the performance art ensemble Mocrep and a co-founder of Parlour Tapes+, a new music cassette tape label and media/performance collective based in Chicago. She holds degrees in composition from Northwestern University (DMA), Cleveland State University (MM), and Birmingham-Southern College (BM), and curates and coordinates programming at The Arts Club of Chicago as Programs Manager.

[Left image: Let them stop swaying; then there won't be any wind (for DIY instruments, electronics, voices, and live mixing), performed by Ensemble Contemporaneous + Jenna Lyle at The Kitchen, NYC, at MATA Festival 2018. Photo by Steve Pisano.]

[Right image: Louise (solo work for sonic fabric garment and analog electronics), performed at Constellation Chicago in April 2018 at Resonant Bodies Festival. Photo by Marc Perlish.]

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