Tyler Eschendal

Composer / Percussionist / Writer

 Photo: Hannah Criswell

Photo: Hannah Criswell

Tyler Eschendal (b.1993) is a composer and percussionist originally from the suburbs of Detroit and now resides in Los Angeles, CA.  A love for rhythm, pulse, and layering heavily influences his music, as well as an interest in adapting sample-based procedures found in electronic music to acoustic and live instrumentations.  Tyler's music has been performed at institutions across the U.S. including Indiana University, George Mason University, Boston University, Manhattan School of Music and internationally at Soochow University in China.  His compositions have also been showcased at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC), Giovani Vecchi Concert Series, UT Percussion Night, Nief-Norf Summer Festival, and has worked with such ensembles as Sō Percussion and the Los Angeles Percussion Quartet .  

Up coming projects and collaborations include new music for orchestra premiered by USC's Thornton Symphony, music for ymusic in collaboration with the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, and a performance from Two Way Street at the 2018 New Music Gathering at Boston Conservatory at Berklee.

Tyler 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.

He frequently performs with USC's contemporary music ensemble: Thornton EDGE, and heads the sample-based electronic project x e m x.