As leader of the Awakening Orchestra, Bronx-based composer Kyle Saulnier is steadily slicing his way through the modern musical landscape, consistently fusing the jazz vocabulary with orchestral techniques and a rock music punch. Alexander Abnos of WNYC has called his music "lush and inventive," and Karl Ackermann of All About Jazz calls the Orchestra's 2014 debut "as rare an achievement as Carla Bley's Escalator Over the Hill... [a] tour-de-force and one of the best albums of the year."
With an emphasis on post-modern third-stream music, the Connecticut-raised Saulnier combines the industrial- and alt-rock attitudes of his youth with Romantic and modern classical music, the post-bop driven Hartford jazz legacy, and even elements of the modern industrial, hip-hop, and electronic genres. Possessing a flair for the dramatic in all his works, he has carved a signature sound that is at once recognizable and unreplicable.
In addition to the Awakening Orchestra, Saulnier co-leads and composes for the chamber-pop group alice., and has composed original music for National Geographic Television and arranged and orchestrated for the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and the 2010 BET Awards. Not confined to large-ensemble composition, his catalog includes works for string duo, string quartet, brass ensembles, solo piano and countless combinations of jazz-based ensembles.
Kyle Saulnier is exclusively licensed and published by Awaken the Music.
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