OH HELLO



SOME THINGS I DO

+ drums and percussion
+ music composition
+ audio engineering
+ visual art
+ software engineering
+ web development
+ poetry
+ teaching

WHO AM I

I’m Michael. I’m an artist living in the Bronx. I like to explore creativity through music, visual art, digital media and poetry.

Some of my recent work is about sensory perception. I’m especially interested in forming connections between the auditory and visual fields. If you’re curious, here’s a link to some of my projects.

HOW DID I GET HERE

I grew up in the suburbs of Dallas, Texas. My dad was a drummer and software engineer, and our house was filled with musical equipment and computers. I spent hours playing with all of it. 

In 2002 I moved to New York to study music at Juilliard. I spent lots of hours practicing, performing, and learning about audio production in the school’s recording studio and music technology center.

From 2009-2011 I lived in Valencia, Spain where I played with an orchestra. I crashed cymbals and ding’d triangles and had lots of free time, which I spent recording music and learning about computers.

When I moved back to New York in 2011 to freelance, I started learning to code. It was really hard. But after many years of self-teaching and frustrating moments, I learned enough to start generating art with computers that felt meaningful. My recent projects are an attempt to unify my disparate interests and love for making things.

Today, I work as a percussionist, recording artist, composer, audio engineer, and software engineer. Lately I’ve been spending my free time painting, writing poetry, and creating software.

I HAVE WORKED WITH

New York Philharmonic
New York City Ballet
Metropolitan Opera
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Philadelphia Orchestra
Cleveland Orchestra
The Knights
Alarm Will Sound
Steve Reich
Yo Yo Ma
Bela Fleck
Kinan Azmeh.
Donna Missal

If you’re looking for an official bio, it’s here.