Musician working with amplified objects and hand-made electronics
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 makes his own instruments out of contact mics, electronic circuits, motors, everyday objects, and amplified surfaces, strings and springs.
Michael explores the interaction of acoustic and electronic sounds in collectively improvised settings. He regularly performs as a member of the groups HMQ, Deluezer, and Grizzler, in duo with Howard Martin as well as in various ad hoc groupings. In his music, harmonics and overtones, 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.