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), New Music Gathering, Giovani Vecchi Concert Series, Nief-Norf Summer Festival, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and has worked with such ensembles as Sō Percussion, ymusic, and the Los Angeles Percussion Quartet .
Up coming projects and collaborations include a new percussion trio for the Contemporary Commissions Project, a performance from the Grand Rapids Symphony as a part of the American Composers Orchestra EarShot Readings, and a performance with The Ear featuring members from Shattered Glass.
Tyler holds a B.M. in music composition from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati studying with Michael Fiday, and a M.M. in composition from the University of Southern California studying with Ted Hearne, Sean Friar and Don Crockett.
He is an active percussionist and performer in Los Angeles, heading the sample-based electronic project x e m x.