Tyler Emond is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and music producer,
who has worked with a broad array of acts found in Canada and
around the globe.
A resident of Toronto, Canada, one of the world’s most culturally diverse cities, Tyler has been performing in genres that run the gamut of Pop/Rock, Classical Arabic, Afro Maqam, Ethiopian Dance and Jazz, Baroque, Flamenco, Balkan folk, Free Improv, American Jazz, Musical Theatre, Blues, Soul/RnB, Singer Songwriters and many many more.
He has toured all over the world with various artists including shows in Germany, Austria, Poland, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Japan, Scotland, Mexico, Jamaica, USA and Canada.
A devout student of music, Tyler graduated from the Humber music program with their highest distinction, the Oscar Peterson Prize. He then went on to study a classical composition masters at York University. While doing so he was also studying Viola De Gamba with renowned Baroque music educator Joelle Morton.
He has since been commissioned to write chamber pieces, string arrangements,
and big band charts for Jazz artist Dave Douglas, platinum selling pop singer Tyler Shaw, and Toronto new music institution Spectrum Music.
A player of many instruments, Tyler’s main love is for the Double-Bass. He is also one of the rare examples of a Double-Bassist who tunes his instrument in 5ths. Tyler is often seen playing Electric Bass, lead Electric Guitar, Synthesizers, and running Abelton tracks for pop artists. He has even created some of his own instruments to meet his needs including an 8 string octo-mando bass, 12 string baritone fretless guitar, and electric mandola. In addition to these inventions, Tyler also plays Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Viola De Gamba, Drums, and Classical Percussion.
When not performing with Canada’s top pop acts, you can catch Tyler playing the music of various Arabic countries. As a senior member of the Canadian Arabic Orchestra, he has had the opportunity to share the stage with numerous influential musicians from the Middle-East, including Naseer Shamma, Charbel Rouhana, and Dala Abu Amneh. These types of music include 10/16 Georgina rhythms from Iraq, 6/8 afro grooves from Algeria, Turkish odd meters, and the Arabic Maqam with it’s use of quarter tones and half flats.
Some of the artists Tyler has performed and/or recorded with include:
M-1 (of Dead Prez)
Mr. Something Something
Dala Abu Amneh
Canadian Arabic Orchestra
KC Roberts and the Live Revolution
Beyond the Pale
Tamar Ilana & Ventanas