Tyler Futrell (b. 1983) is an Oslo-based composer, originally from northern California. He studied primarily with Bent Sørensen at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, Lee Hyla at the New England Conservatory, and Michael Jarrell at the University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna.
Since moving to Norway in 2010, Futrell has worked with ensembles and festivals such as Ultima, Borealis, Ilios, Hardanger Musikkfest, Bit20, The Norwegian Soloists’ Choir, Alpaca Ensemble, Telemark Chamber Orchestra, Engegård Quartet, Song Circus, Karin Hellqvist, Silje Aker Johnsen, Ensemble 96, SISU, Aksiom Ensemble, Trondheim Sinfonietta, and film director Margarida Paiva. Upcoming projects include pieces for The Trondheim Soloists and Oslo International Church Music Festival.
Outside Norway, his work has been performed by the Wiener Concert-verein String Orchestra (AT), London Contemporary Orchestra Soloists (UK), Athelas Sinfonietta (DK), Esbjerg Ensemble (DK), Curious Chamber Players (SE), Dinosaur Annex (US), and the Zapolski (DK), Sonar (DE), Chartreuse (US), and Bozzini (CA) string quartets, among others. These collaborations and others saw venues such as Nordic Music Days (Helsinki), Jordan Hall (Boston), Tivoli Concert Hall (Copenhagen), King’s Place (London), St. Paul’s Hall (Huddersfield), Weimar Spring Days Festival (Weimar), and Institute del Teatre (Barcelona).
Futrell is a current participant in KUPP (Music Norway’s composer development program), as well as a current recipient of Statens Kunstnerstipend (3 years) and recent recipient of the “Fordypningsstipend” (1 year) from Komponistenes vederlagsfond. Some of his work is published by the Norwegian National Library.
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