Michael Musick is a media artist, music technologist, composer, performer, improviser, and researcher. His current work focuses on the creation of and research into interactive performance systems. The Sonic Spaces project, which is a series of dynamic interactive sonic ecosystem compositions, is the most recent example of this work. Secondary research topics include; soundscape studies, electroacoustic music, and immersive audio.
Michael is an Assistant Professor of Media Arts at the University of Montana. Michael is coming from being Music Technology Ph.D. Candidate at NYU, as part of the Computer Music Group at the Music and Audio Research Lab (MARL). Prior to NYU, he earned an M.A. in Media Arts from the University of Michigan, where he began his work with performance systems. In addition, he studied creative improvisation and multi-media performance. Michael has a strong background in tuba performance and recording arts. He holds performance degrees from The University of Southern California (M.Mus ’09) and The University of Colorado (B.Mus ’07). While earning his Bachelor’s and Masters’ degrees, Michael was highly engaged within his communities as a freelance musician, educator and recording engineer in the Southern California and Denver Metro areas.
Originally from Arvada, Colorado, Michael is a lover of the mountains, snow, and wandering among the aspen or pine trees.