Kyle Johnson is a musician and filmmaker whose cutting edge artworks fluently combine creative writing, cinema, theater, and music. His hybrid, innovative interdisciplinary artworks engage deep philosophical questions and contemporary social issues. His works as a documentary filmmaker address and elucidate current social and political questions.
He performs at venues across North America, from institutions such as Harvard University, New York City's Abrons Arts Center, and the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, to the dive bar three blocks from his home. He works with leading figures in contemporary music (JACK, Mivos, Miranda Cuckson), Jazz (Craig Taborn, Mark Dresser, Nicole Mitchell), and Popular Music (Julion Alvarez, Eliseo Robles, Pedro Rivera). He develops innovative creative technologies and techniques in residencies with institutions such as the Qualcomm Institute and the Seoul Arts Academy.
In addition to his interdisciplinary artwork, he directs documentary films focusing on the intersection of music and contemporary social issues in Mexico and the United States. His documentary feature illuminating 21st Century experimental music for a wider audience will be released by Neuma in late 2019, and his work on John Cage has been collected by the Library of Congress.
In a mass media context, Kyle applies his original multimedia communication techniques and strategies via his production company, DEFINITE•, whose clients include AMRI Global, Estee Lauder and Steinway and Sons.