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. A fascination with adapting sample-based procedures found in electronic music to acoustic and live instruments heavily influences his music. An obsession with deconstructing source materials and exploring disconnections in the classical canon fuels much of his work.  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 been showcased at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC), American Composers Orchestra (ACO), Contemporary Commissions Project, Young Composers Meeting, New Music Gathering, The Ear Classical, Giovani Vecchi Concert Series, Nief-Norf Summer Festival, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and has worked with such ensembles as Sō Percussion, ymusic, Shattered Glass, Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra, and the Los Angeles Percussion Quartet .  

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.

Recent projects include the VIDEO PREMIERE of Skin Radio for prepared snare drum and sound exciter.

Upcoming projects include a commission from dutch ensemble, Orkest De Ereprijs as the grand winner of the 2019 Young Composers Meeting, and a commission from Bowling Green State University Wind Symphony.

He is an active percussionist and recording engineer in Los Angeles.