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Michael Fowler

Michael Fowler is a sound artist and spatial thinker whose work is interdisciplinary. He is primarily interested in the examination, analysis, composition and design of exemplary sound-space. He studied music in Australia and the USA, and pursued an international concert career as a pianist and electronic musician working with some of the most notable composers of the late 20th Century including Karlheinz Stockhausen, Steve Reich and Milton Babbitt. During his career as a musician he performed in Greece, Australia, Canada, Japan, China, USA, Mexico and Germany. He has won acclaim from many critics including those writing for The New York Times, Atlanta Constitution-Journal, Birmingham News, and Sydney Morning Herald. After spending a year in Japan studying Japanese aesthetics he took up an ARC Post-Doctoral position at SIAL. His recent research on the Japanese garden as a spatial model has seen both important journal articles published within the fields of architectural theory, design, philosophy, semiotics and music, as well as immersive sound installations that have been presented in Australia, China and Japan. He is currently an Alexander von Humboldt visiting research fellow at the Fachgebiet Audiokommunikation, TU-Berlin.

Lives and works

Melbourne /Berlin