Oboist Kyle Bruckmann tramples genre boundaries in widely ranging work as a composer/performer and new music specialist. His creative output – extending from a Western classical foundation into gray areas encompassing electro-acoustics, free jazz, post-punk rock, and the noise underground – can be heard on more than 60 recordings from labels including New World, Hat Art, Entr’acte, Not Two, Clean Feed, Another Timbre, 482Music and Sick Room. In addition to Splinter Reeds, his ensemble affiliations include sfSound, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Eco Ensemble, the Stockton Symphony, and Quinteto Latino. Since moving to the Bay Area in 2003, he has performed with the San Francisco Symphony and most of the area’s regional orchestras while remaining active within an international community of improvisers and sound artists. The most significant projects he has led or collaboratively founded include Degradient, EKG, Lozenge, and Wrack. He currently teaches at UC Santa Cruz.