Kyle Flens, (b.1991, Baltimore, MD), is a multi-faceted percussionist. Based in Chicago, he is a member of Ensemble Dal Niente and Projeto Arcomusical.
Kyle maintains an active and rigorous performance schedule each year. Recent highlights include concerts at the Foro Internacional de Música Nueva Manuel Enriquez (Mexico City, Mexico), the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the 5th International Festival of Percussion Ensembles (San José, Costa Rica), Institutio Inhotim (Minas Gerais, Brazil), and the Winter Festival in Ouro Preto and Mariana (Minas Gerais, Brazil). As an advocate for new music, he has premiered compositions by Eliza Brown, Elliot Cole, Julio Estrada, Erin Gee, Kyle Krause, Alexis C. Lamb, Brian Penkrot, and Katherine Young.
Kyle’s schedule as an educator is equally as active, recently giving clinics and master classes at Lawrence University, Instituto Nacional de la Música (San José, Costa Rica), the Juilliard School, and Boston Conservatory at Berklee. He has been in residency at University of California Davis, Brandeis University, Brown University, and Stanford University.
Kyle can be heard on Arcomusical’s two albums: MeiaMeia and Spinning in the Wheel. Since its release in 2016, MeiaMeia has been featured on WNYC, WBEZ, and NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday. Kyle performs on Pearl drums and Adams percussion instruments, and is honored to be an endorsed artist.