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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. Secondary interest topics include; soundscape studies, electroacoustic music, and immersive audio.

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Recent Art, Research, and Performances

Music & Art

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My Music & Artistic Projects range from electroacoustic composition, performance, and improvisation to large scale collaborative installations.

Research

publications

In research, my recent focus has been on interactive performance systems, soundscape studies, and electroacoustic analysis.

Lab Affiliation

MARL

I am part of MARL at NYU (The Music and Audio Research Laboratory). This is a diverse group of researchers and artists working in the fields of; computer music, interactive performance systems, music cognition, music informatics, experience design, and immersive audio.

My research in music technology is ultimately in service of my art and music. At the end of the day, the music is the most important part.

Bio

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 a Music Technology Ph.D. Candidate at NYU and is 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.

Education

  • Ph.D. Candidate

    Ph.D. in Music Technology

    New York University

  • M.A. 2012

    M.A. in Media Arts

    University of Michigan: Department of Performing Arts Technology

  • M.M 2009

    M.M. in Music Performance (Tuba)

    University of Southern California

  • B.M. 2007

    B.M. in Music Performance (Tuba)

    University of Colorado