Kyle Vegter (BM Music Composition ’09) is a composer, sound designer, producer and theater artist living in Chicago. He is a founder and the managing artistic director of Manual Cinema, an interdisciplinary theater and film company. As a composer of concert music, he has been commissioned by such groups as TIGUE, the Chicago Composer’s Orchestra and Homeroom Chicago. His music and sound design for theater has been performed at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, The Detroit Institute of Art, The Tehran International Puppetry Festival (Iran), The Noorderzon Festival (Netherlands), the O, Miami Poetry Festival and elsewhere around the world.
His recent production credits span genres and includes recent releases by THIN HYMNS, Spektral Quartet, Tim Munro (of eighth blackbird) and Color Card. He also co-founded Chicago's only contemporary art music tape label Parlour Tapes+. He most recently worked with eighth blackbird percussionist Matthew Duvall on the score for a short film by Manual Cinema called Chicagoland. Upcoming projects include an evening length theatrical work written for eighth blackbird in collaboration with Manual Cinema, the score for the new documentary by Martha Shane (After Tiller, From This Day Forward) and the score/ sound design for a Manual Cinema installation designed for The Cloisters and commissioned by The Metropolitan Museum of Art.