Kyle Hutchins is an internationally acclaimed performing artist, chamber musician, improviser, and educator, hailed as “epic” (Jazz Times), "formidable" (The Saxophone Symposium), "an impressive achievement" (VitaMN), "skilled improviser, no doubt about it" (I Care If You Listen), and "transcendental... original and inspiring" (Avant Scena). He has performed across Asia, Europe, and North America at Carnegie Hall (NYC), Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt (Germany), Shanghai Conservatory of Music 上海音乐学院 (China), Muzička akademija u Zagrebu (Croatia), Koninklijk Conservatoium Antwerpen (Belgium), Janáčkova konzervatoř a Gymnázium v Ostravě (Czech Republic), St. Leonard's Chapel (Scotland), University of British Columbia (Canada), New York City Electronic Music Festival, National Sawdust (Brooklyn), Art Share (Los Angeles) Center for New Music (San Francisco), NUNC! (Chicago), Punk Ass Classical (Minneapolis), Twin Cities New Music Festival (St. Paul), New Music Gathering (Boston), Holocene (Portland), among others. He has recorded over ten albums for labels Carrier, Noise Pelican, Klavier, GIA, farpoint, Avid Sound, and Emeritus, and has participated in the creation of more than 150 new works. Kyle is a member of 113 (One Thirteen), a collection of composers and performers of experimental new music who curate concerts, educational programs, festivals, seminars, and masterclasses throughout the US and Europe. He is one half of Binary Canary, a woodwind-laptop improvisation duo alongside electronicist Ted Moore. As a chamber musician, Kyle performs with ACUTE Trio, AVIDduo, The Broken Consort, Hutchins/Qiang Duo, The Poem Is Done, and Strains New Music Ensemble. Kyle has a Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from the University of Minnesota and Bachelors of Music (performance) and Bachelors of Music Education degrees from the University of North Texas. His teachers include Eugene Rousseau, Eric Nestler, Marcus Weiss, and James Dillon. Kyle is Artist/Teacher of Saxophone at Virginia Tech and is a Yamaha, E. Rousseau, and Légère Performing Artist.
Kyle is the Founder and Artistic Director of NME at Virginia Tech, an experimental music research lab that focuses on the discussion, artistry, and performance of experimental music after 1970, including free and structured improvisation, graphic notation, contemporary performance practice, interactive multimedia, and music in the expanded field.
Kyle is the Artistic Director of the sixth Spatial Music Workshop at Virginia Tech which will take place August 3 - 8, 2020.