Welcome and thank you for visiting my website. I believe that excellent quality music and communication with a diverse audience are attainable goals in all genres of music. I have composed concert music, (acoustic and electroacoustic), soundtracks, and I've scored and performed in intermedia pieces. I enjoy writing for a wide variety of media and my goals for excellent quality music and respect for the audience are consistent throughout.

Solo instrument with
computer-generated sounds
Small ensemble with
computer-generated sounds
Audio-visual Electro-acoustic Orchestra Soundtracks
Aries Music Festival 2011 at Colorado State University.

Madelyn Byrne’s In a Winter Landscape provides a full and atmospherically resonant opening, with a bass flute creating lyrical lines over some highly attractive electronic sounds which work in sympathy with the soloist, making it sound as if the performer is in a vast space, “an austere winter landscape after a powerful storm.”  - Dominy Clements, Musicweb website


Dream Tableaux by Madelyn Byrne was one of the pieces that left the greatest impression on me during this conference. The piece is well structured and was beautifully performed by Javier Olondo on acoustic guitar. The electronics for this piece and the acoustic sounds were equally interwoven, while the selection of the processed sounds complemented and extended the sound of the acoustic guitar, a true marriage between electronics and acoustic instrument.
Silvia Matheus Computer Music Journal
Vol.31-issue 2 - MIT Press

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Audience member at SoundWalk 2011.
Newly Release CD
Peter Gach, pianist created this CD to highlight contemporary piano music written by living Southern California composers. Two of Madelyn's pieces... "Northern Flight" & "The Elements" are featured. (more info)

Sounding Out!
released by Everglade Records, featuring Arrival (music by Madelyn Byrne and video art by Lily Glass) (more info)


I enjoy collaborating with a wide variety of musicians and across disciplines. I am open and flexible with regard to commissions and I am also sensitive to the varying budgets that many in the arts may have. Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions.

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Wheels at SoundWalk 2011.  Ellen Weller, Randy Hoffman, Bob Weller and me.
Audience members lining up for the microphone.  I used Max/MSP to process their voices.
September 20, 2013 at 7 PM
Audio-visual piece with music composed by Madelyn Byrne and video art by Lily Glass

Howard Brubeck Theatre
1140 West Mission Rd
San Marcos, CA 92026

October 5, 2013 from 6 to 10 PM
Soundwalk 2013

Long Beach, CA
Improvisation with Wheels in a piece called, “Wires, Whistles, and Taps …Oh My!”

October 17, 2013 12:30 PM (Concert Hour) Arrival and In A Winter Landscape
featuring Ellen Weller on flute

Palomar College (D-10)
1140 West Mission Rd
San Marcos, CA 92026
October 25 and 26 at 7 PM
Nocturne for Orchestra
The Palomar Symphony Orchestra

Howard Brubeck Theatre
1140 West Mission Rd
San Marcos, CA 92026
October 26, 2013 at 8 PM
In A Winter Landscape
featuring Rebecca Ashe on flute.

Electronic Music Midwest Kansas City
Kansas Community College
November 2
Blue will be included in a gallery of fixed media from noon until 6:30 PM as part of the New Horizons Music Festival.

This gallery will feature the artwork of Nicholas Naughten, in an anti-war themed exhibition.

New Horizons Music Festival
Truman State University
100 East Normal Street
Kirksville, MO
November 3 at 7:30 PM
In A Winter Landscape
featuring Rebecca Ashe on flute.

Kansas City Electronic Music and Art Alliance
La Esquina

1000 W. 25th St
Kansas City, MO
November 13 at 7:30 PM
In A Winter Landscape
will be performed by Lisa Cella in her solo flute recital at the University of San Diego.

French Parlor, Founders Hall
University of San Diego
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, California 92110
February 6, 2014 at 12:30
In A Winter Landscape
to be performed by Nancy Turetzky 

Palomar College
Performance Lab
1140 West Mission Rd.
San Marcos, CA 92026
February 15, 2014 at 8 PM
In A Winter Landscape
to be performed by Nancy Turetzky 

4275 Mission Bay Drive
Pacific Beach, CA 92109
March 22, 2014 8 PM
In A Winter Landscape
(Performer to be announced)

to be performed at the 2014 SCI Conference
at Ball State University 
Muncie, IN 47306
April 13, 2014
"Winds of May"

takes first place in the fourth annual choral competition.
August 10, 2014 12:30 PM
"Suite in Sea"is to be premiered by Peter Sheridan, Carla Rees (bass flutes), and Jason Lippmann (cello).

The National Flute Association 42nd Annual Convention Flute Gala! Chicago Hilton 720 S Michigan Ave Chicago, IL 60605
September 19, 2014 at 7:00 PM
"Suite in Sea"
A trio composed for PeterSheridan will be performed by Peter Sheridan, Alice Bennett, and Lachlan Dent.

Monash University
Wellington Road,
Clayton VIC 3800, Australia

First ever performance with a punching bag behind my head.  Nathan Hubbard, Ellen Weller, and me at the Kava Gallery - which doubles as a dojo.

copyright 2012 Madelyn Byrne, composer