Existential Hymns

Works by Tyler Burba

Tyler Burba

Born Portland, Oregon 1976

Lives and works in New York, NY

Website: www.existentialhymns.com

 

Education:

Masters of Arts, Ethnomusicology, Hunter College (2017)

Ph.D., Philosophy, European Graduate School (ABD 2008)

Masters of Arts, Media and Communication, European Graduate School (2007)

Secondary English Teaching Certification, University of Colorado at Boulder (2003)

Bachelor of Arts, Literature and Music, Naropa University (1998)

 

Discography:

2017 “Existential Hymns” by Visit (album)

2014 “Recordar” by Ani Cordero (guitar)

2010 “Think God” by Visit (album)

        “Greatest Hits” by Snowboots (album)

2005 “Visit” by Visit (album)

2005 “For Mathilda” by Sentimental Hitmen (album)

1998 “Recital” by Tyler Burba (album)

 

Selected Performances:

2017 “Happy Birthday Mr. Pynchon” performance, lecture, and reading with Christian Haenggi at Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich, Switzerland.

2016 Lisi Raskin: Leaden Hearts, Riccardo Crespi Gallery, Milan, (Video Installation)

2015-17 Kith & Kin Poetry Reading Series at SculptureCenter. 

2013 Howl Festival, Tompkins Square Park, New York, NY.

2012 Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church’s Annual New Year’s Day Marathon Reading.

2011 Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church’s Annual New Year’s Day Marathon Reading with Akilah Oliver.

       Howl Festival, Tompkins Square Park, New York, NY.

2010 Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church’s Annual New Year’s Day Marathon Reading. 

2009 Arctic Circle, Lisa Cooley Gallery, New York, NY.
         Pete’s Candy Store, Brooklyn, NY.

2008 Performance with Anne Waldman, Steven Taylor, and Peter Lamborn Wilson at The Living
Theatre, NYC.

         Steve Paul’s “Look Who’s Talking” (interview). 

        “Small Box” with Snowboots on Steve Paul’s “Tracks.”

2007 Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church. Akilah Oliver featured reading (guitar / harmonium).

        “Soundfruits” with Snowboots for Mike Egan's showcase at Niagara.

        “Off the Grid: Life on the Mesa” (film). Performed song “Tomorrow Will Be Better.”

        Bowery Broadside Series at Bowery Poetry Club. Emcee with Gary Parrish. 

        Mini Concerts in Back Alleys, Smith-Stewart Gallery.

2006 Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church’s Annual New Year’s Day Marathon Reading with Anne Waldman.

 

Producer/Engineer:

2014 Adam Lakes, “That Bitch Broke My Heart” (co-producer)

2013 Reed Bye, “Broke Even” (co-producer)

2005 Reed Bye, “The Long Way Around” (co-producer)

2004 Akilah Oliver, “An Arriving Guard of Angels, Thusly Coming to Greet” (producer)

2003 Anne Waldman & Ishtar Kramer,  “By the Side of the Road” (engineer)

2003 Anne Waldman, “In The Room of Never Grieve” (engineer)

2001 Anne Waldman, “Alchemical Elegy” (engineer)

 

Publications:

2017 "The Transnational Guqin Revival in Flushing, New York," published by CUNY Academic Works.

2010 On Becoming Music: Between Boredom and Ecstasy, Atropos Press (authored with Peter Price).

2009 W5Ran.com - poems published in the online zine.

2008 “Indifference and Repetition: An Ethics of Imagery In The Cave” published in the exhibition catalog Through A Glass, Darkly edited by Jenny Schlenzka for RedLine Art Center in Denver Colorado.

2004 Poems from Penny Lane. Three poems published in the anthology edited by Gary Parrish and LeAnne Bifoss. farfalla Press / McMillan and Parrish.

2001-2008 Editor for farfalla press, a small press that produced twenty books, cds, and broadsides.

 

Theater Lighting and Sound Design:

2005 The Monkey Saddle, written and performed by Michelle Ellsworth (lighting design)

2004 Zen Cabaret: a contemplative burlesque,Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (lighting design)

2003 George and Martha, written and performed by Karen Finley, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (l/s design).

2003 A Tale of A Tiger, written by Dario Fo and performed by Ami Dayan, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and Nomad Theater in Denver (lighting tech.)

2001 Incorruptible, Seattle Public Theater (l/s design)

2001 The Tragedy of King Christophe, Seattle Public Theater (l/s design)

2001 My Ship:  The Rise and Fall of Pirate Jenny,  Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (lighting design)

2000 Etiquette Theater, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (l/s design)

1999 Hey! Stop That!  Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, written by Thalia Field and starring Shelley Jackson, Akilah Oliver, and Bhanu Kapil (l/s design, music composition)

1998 Two Women Avoiding Involuntary Hospitalization: A Hormonal Cabaret  Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (sound engineer).