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Kyle Sanna is a composer, producer, guitarist, and improviser living in New York City


IMPROVISED

IMPROVISED MUSIC

Kyle Sanna is an instrumentalist and creative collaborator with improvisation-based groups Ground PatrolKinan Azmeh’s CityBand, Peter Apfelbaum’s SparklerLaushaus, and We the Gleaners.

IRISH

IRISH-BASED MUSIC

Kyle Sanna plays music rooted in the Irish tradition with Dana Lyn & Kyle Sanna, The Seamus Egan Project, and Warbelow Range.

COMPOSER

COMPOSITIONS

ARRANGER

ARRANGEMENTS


Yo Yo Ma, The Silk Road Ensemble, Black Sea Hotel: Sadila Jana (trad.)


Anne Sofie Von Otter & Brooklyn Rider: Pi (Kate Bush)


Yo Yo Ma & Cristina Pato: Panxoliña (traditional)


Jan Vogler & The Knights: Machine Gun (Jimi Hendrix)


PRODUCER

PRODUCTIONS

Kyle Sanna is currently producing albums for Ilusha Tsinadze and Sarah Alden. Past productions include albums by Warbelow Range, Allison Barber, Marika Hughes, Laushaus, and Dana Lyn & Kyle Sanna.

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BIO

BIOGRAPHY

Kyle Sanna has been active as a composer, producer, guitarist, and improviser in New York City since 2000. His music has been performed across the globe – at the Bach House in Eisenach, Germany, the Royal Opera House in Muscat, Oman, Sydney’s ABC studios, Carnegie Hall, and points between. Kyle has collaborated with and performed alongside many of today’s virtuosos (Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile), with some of the greatest living interpreters of Irish music (Kevin Burke, Martin Hayes, Seamus Egan), and with improvisers worldwide. He has given workshops at the Montana State Women’s Prison, at an orphanage in Juárez, Mexico, and at numerous universities and festivals from Alaska to Cuba.

As a composer, Kyle Sanna has received commissions from Beta Collide, Brooklyn Rider, the Knights, and flutist Alex Sopp. He participated as both composer and performer in Carnegie Hall’s Porous Borders of Music Workshop with bass virtuoso Edgar Meyer. Kyle is a Meet the Composer grant recipient and was a Finalist in the Turner Classic Movies’ Young Film Composers Competition. His “ruminative and shape-shifting” (San Francisco Chronicle) work for string quartet, Sequence for Minor White, won First Prize in the 2018 Charlotte New Music Festival Composition Competition. WNYC’s New Sounds and Sound Check host John Schaefer called his music “unconventionally beautiful”. His first video-and-sound work, “LULLABY”, made him a Finalist in Texas A&M University’s Fresh Minds Festival.

Kyle Sanna has arranged music for orchestra and soloist (for banjo pioneer Bela Fleck and cellist Jan Vogler), for string quartet (for Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie Von Otter and for Irish fiddler Martin Hayes), and for cellist Yo-Yo Ma on two Grammy Award-winning albums: 2010’s “Songs of Joy and Peace” and 2016’s “Sing Me Home” with the Silkroad Ensemble. His arrangements have appeared on The Colbert Report, NPR’s Performance Today, and on the Sony Classical, Sony Masterworks, and Naïve labels.

In addition to his composing and arranging, Kyle Sanna is an active improviser on guitar, synths, and samplers, performing solo and collaborating with instrumentalists, dancers, and theater companies.

Kyle studied jazz at the University of Oregon and composition at the Université Lumière Lyon II in France. He lives in Brooklyn and is a member of Kinan Azmeh’s CityBand, The Seamus Egan Project, Peter Apfelbaum’s Sparkler, Marika Hughes & Bottom Heavy, Ground Patrol, We the Gleaners, Silkroad, and a duo with violinist Dana Lyn.

CALENDAR

CALENDAR

Upcoming Shows

Upcoming | Archive: 2019 2018 2017 2016

CONTACT

CONTACT

EMAIL

kyle@kylesanna.com

 

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