Kyle Motl is a bassist, composer, and improviser. Active in a variety of ensembles and settings, Kyle’s work crosses the boundaries between idioms as wide as free jazz, contemporary concert music, and extreme metal. Current interests include extended harmonic techniques for solo bass improvisation, electroacoustic performance with live electronics and improvising software, modular compositional schemes, recursive and generative structuring, and exploration of complex sonic spectra.
Current projects include ongoing musical relationships with the Abbey Rader Quartet and Peter Kuhn Trio, as well as a number of collective ensembles performing music that blurs the lines between composed and improvised content. Kyle has performed alongside artists including Anthony Davis, Kidd Jordan, Mary Halvorson, Wadada Leo Smith, Mark Dresser, and John Lindberg, among others.
Kyle holds a BM from Florida Atlantic University and an MM from Florida International University. He is currently pursuing a DMA at UC San Diego, where he studies bass with Mark Dresser.