Kyle Bobby Dunn
Kyle Bobby Dunn is many things. So many that I'm not sure where I'd even start, so with that - let's see what he says himself
. "Dunn is a 21st century composer and performer living in Brooklyn, New York. He has premiered his highly specialized works in live settings, including exclusive outdoor and site specific environments, throughout North America for nearly a decade. He enjoys traveling, mostly vegetarian crêpes, french onion soup, robust coffees, obscure beers, reddest wines, and perfected instruments. He was born in Ontario, Canada in 1986." Consider this your introduction.
When I was a kid I shot really corny home video movies and did some soundtracking to them. Over time and after taking film studies classes in school and some disillusionment, I figured composing and sounds told stories just as well.
Yes growing up I played a lot of piano and guitar. I played in a duo with James W. Hill back in North Carolina called Subtract by Two that had some similar structures. We worked with string players but had a more aimless sound. Some referred to it as post-rock.
Quiet, romantic, personal, kind of sad and spacey. I never intend to compose sounds around these bland terms, they just usually come out that way.
Not sure. It's only been a few years that releases have been coming out and I'm still figuring a lot out but am not classically trained or anything, so...
Yeah but don't really think they were really musical. I did like sow and saddening music when I was pretty young though. Part and Silvestrov tore me apart in 7th grade.
I'd like to think so, or hope so. We'll have to see what I am limited to.
It comes and then I have some digesting and marinating to do. Certain things don't fit others so there's a great deal of analyzing.
In terms of sound, I love meeting and working with new players these days and getting a sense of them through their sound. I'm inspired usually by pretty terrible things.
Not really sure. I know what sounds right to me and what I won't allow in my processes, but it's more a feeling than a philosophy.
Lots of composers like Liszt, Mozart and Wagner. The latest Beach House album was good, I wouldn't mind going on tour with them.
It's about six years of my work that channels some very personal things. So personal that I could hardly imagine anyone really liking it or getting anything out of it. It's 'A Young Person's Guide' in a funny way because I doubt any young peeps are listening to it.
-- Dave Miller (9 June, 2010)