fbgoogleplustwittertumblrpinterstlinkedin
CLICK THUMBNAIL TO ENLARGE

MICHAEL ROSENSTEIN

Musician working with amplified objects and hand-made electronics. Co-producer of Music at Washington Street

BIOGRAPHY

Michael Rosenstein lives in Medford, MA. He spent many years of careful listening, writing about music, and supporting the Boston music scene, before diving in to the practice of improvisation. He uses distressed field recordings and makes his own instruments out of contact mics, electronic circuits, motors, everyday objects, and amplified surfaces, strings and springs.

STATEMENT

Michael explores the interaction of acoustic and electronic sounds in collectively improvised settings. He regularly performs as a member of the groups Variant State, in trio with Jesse Collins and Angela Sawyer, in duo with Steve Norton, as well as in various ad hoc groupings. In his music, field recordings, amplified surfaces, and home-made electronics form mutable striations, moving from transparent detail to dense layers. He exploits the interface of resonant frequencies and amplification, collectively feeding off of the resultant unstable sonic events.

WEBSITE

http://www.variantstate.com/michael-rosenstein/