Tyler Eschendal (b.1993) is a composer and percussionist originally from the suburbs of Detroit and now resides in Los Angeles, CA. His background in percussion and love of rhythm, pulse, and layering heavily influences his music. Tyler's music has been performed at institutions across the U.S. including Indiana University, Belmont University, George Mason University, Boston University, and internationally at Soochow University in China. He has worked with dancers, choreographers, and lighting designers as a part of the 2015 CCM Choreographer Showcase with his percussion quartet Knocking on Wood. His compositions have also been showcased at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC), Giovani Vecchi Concert Series, Charlotte New Music Festival and Sō Percussion Summer Institute (SoSI) at Princeton University. Tyler has worked with such ensembles as the Patchwork Duo, Sō Percussion and Ensemble Dal Niente.
Recent projects and collaborations include My Bones for oboe and electronics commissioned by oboist Theodosia Roussos and premiered at Art Share-LA, This City is a Stepping Stone for solo guitar written for guitarist Neil Beckmann and premiering fall 2017 at the Manhattan School of Music, and a new work for two pianos & two percussionists for the 2017 Nief-Norf Summer Festival.
He holds a B.M. in music composition from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati studying with Michael Fiday and Mara Helmuth, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in composition at the University of Southern California studying with Ted Hearne and Sean Friar.