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 focused his attention there, working with ensembles and festivals such as Ultima, Borealis, Ilios, Bit20, The Norwegian Soloists’ Choir, Alpaca Ensemble, Telemark Chamber Orchestra, Song Circus, Karin Hellqvist, Silje Aker Johnsen, Ensemble 96, SISU, Aksiom Ensemble, Trondheim Sinfonietta, and film director Margarida Paiva.

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Outside Norway, his work has been performed by the London Contemporary Orchestra Soloists (UK), Athelas Sinfonietta (DK), Esbjerg Ensemble (DK), Curious Chamber Players (SE), Wiener Concert-verein String Orchestra (AT), 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 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 recent recipient of a “Reststipend” (9 months) from Statens Kunstnerstipend, as well as a recipient of the “Fordypningsstipend” (1 year) from Komponistenes vederlagsfond. From 2013 to 2016, he served as a board member and producer for nyMusikks Komponistgruppe. Member of the Norwegian Society of Composers. Published by the
Norwegian National Library.

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Updated 16.05.17