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I grew up in southeast Missouri where the Ozark foothills meet the Mississippi River valley. My electronic works often play with familiar sounds in new contexts (like duct tape that brings about the apocalypse or rockets powered by steam) and my acoustic works feature memorable melodies and a very fluid sense of time.

I live in Fargo, where I'm composer in residence at the Challey School of Music at North Dakota State University.

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Kyle Vanderburg


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Recent Works

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New Releases


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You Can't Outrun Your Daydreams released on Muslab Planeta Complejo Vol. 1-2-3.
MUSLAB – Planeta Complejo is a selection of sound pieces from the MUSLAB exhibition. MUSLAB is an International Electroacoustic Music Exhibition that aims to bring together and disseminate the creation and sound exploration of artists from different countries around the world, promote the creative process and contemporary artistic communication, to bring new audiences closer to contemporary sound creation, and create an international community network through the development of different cultural activities, training in new technologies and sound art concerts.

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Creatures from the Black Bassoon released on Mind & Machine Vol 3.
MIND & MACHINE VOL THREE offers a new look into the Ravello Records series of electro-acoustic and electronic music lauded by critics as “interesting and captivating” (Cinemusical). This latest edition features an array of composers and sound-artists who offer his or her own striking exploration into the means by which technology can be used to alter time and form to create entirely new musical experiences.

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News

The Earth Shall Soon Dissolve Like Snow accepted for 2024 National CMS Conference in Washington DC

03/27/2024 07:23 PM

Last week, as I was working on preparations for the College Music Society’s regional conference at NDSU, I received notification about an acceptance to their national conference this fall in Washington. Dear Kyle Vanderburg, Greetings from The College Music Society. I am pleased to inform you that your proposal for the 2024 CMS National Conference […]

You Can’t Outrun Your Daydreams now available on MUSLAB-Complex Planet

01/17/2024 04:16 AM

This was in the works for most of the fall semester, but I can finally announce that my You Can’t Outrun Your Daydreams has been released on Volume 1 of MUSLAB’s Complex Planet album. From back in September: KyleMUSLAB International Electroacoustic Music Exhibition is pleased to inform you that your work has been selected to […]

Tape Piece selected for Sonorities

10/25/2023 03:15 PM

Hey! Tape Piece is making the rounds, and will be performed in Belfast next April! Dear Kyle, I am pleased to inform you that your submission “Tape Piece” for the Listening Rooms strand of the open call has been selected for the Sonorities Festival Belfast 2024 programme. Please confirm that you are still happy for your work to be featured in […]

Composition Process paper accepted at the Research on Contemporary Composition conference

08/25/2023 08:22 PM

Dear Kyle Vanderburg, Your paper “Inspiration/Perspiration: Creating a Map of the Music Composition Creative Process” has been selected for programming as part of the 7th annual ROCC conference at the University of North Georgia. All participants must register for the conference. The conference is scheduled for October 27 to October 29, and the program booklet will be […]

I put off writing music by writing…a shopping cart

01/23/2023 04:09 PM

One of the things I really enjoy about being a self-publisher composer is that there’s a variety of tasks to work on (read: get distracted by) when I’m not composing. This is a story about one of those tasks. You may know that I’m addition to my work as a composition instructor at NDSU and […]


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