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.
Sunday, May 29 at 7:00 PM

The Deborah Bald Eagle Violin Concerto
“The Arrival of Spring”
excerpt will be performed with the Poway Symphonette, Ellen Weller, conductor and Ulli Reiner, soloist

Incarnation Lutheran Church
16889 Espola Road Poway, CA
Saturday, June 4 at 7:30 PM

Northern Flight will be performed by Shiau-uen Ding for the New York Composers Circle.

Symphony Space
250 West 95th Street
New York, NY
Monday, June 13 at 8:00 PM

Northern Flight will be performed by Shiau-uen Ding for the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival

Abrons Arts Center
at the Playhouse
466 Grand Street (at Pitt Street)
New York, NY

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