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), American Composers Orchestra (ACO), Contemporary Commissions Project, 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.

Upcoming projects include an evenings length solo electroacoustic percussion piece with text and a new work for dutch ensemble, Orkest De Ereprijs as apart of the 2019 Young Composers Meeting.

He is an active percussionist and performer in Los Angeles, heading the sample-based electronic project x e m x.