Department of Music

New Music Performance Grant at Brown Inaugural Results

Cellist Tyler J. Borden is the recipient of the first New Music Performance Grant @ Brown

We are happy to announce that, out of a stellar field of applicants, cellist Tyler J. Borden has been named as the recipient of the first New Music Performance Grant @ Brown
Tyler J. Borden is a cellist working with, in, and around the constraints of the cello. Formerly from Western NY, he is now based in Brooklyn NY, where he spends much of his time finding ways to exploit the strengths and failures of himself and his instrument. Hailed for his “technically polished playing” (Jan Jezioro, Artvoice) as well as his “astounding performances of superlatively difficult modernist solo works” (Edge of the Center), he is a dedicated purveyor of modern and experimental music. His improvisational approach developed over years of sessions and touring, both solo and with some of the most iconoclastic musicians around. His language is informed by practical exploration of psychoacoustics, just intonation and his experience as a chamber musician, playing with groups like the [Switch~ Ensemble], Ghost Ensemble, & Mivos Quartet.
Tyler will collaborate with grad composers Inga Chinilina and Nick Bentz on two new works for solo cello to be premiered at Brown later this spring. View more of Tyler's exceptional body of work at his website: