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Michael Wittgraf, D.Mus.
D.Mus. composition, Northwestern University
Dr. Wittgraf's music has been performed in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. His catalog contains over 70 works in various genres, including solo, chamber, orchestral, band, choral, and electronic. His music has received several awards and distinctions, and has been performed and recorded by a number of prominent performers.
His focus is in the field of interactive computer music, primarily using KYMA X software. His music embraces sonic ecosystems, improvisation, compositional systems, and electronic interfaces. His academic training includes a degree in mathematics, which has guided him in the development of compositional systems and the use of computers to generate and manipulate sound.
Dr. Wittgraf performs on a number of instruments, including bassoon, piano, organ, and electric bass, in genres ranging from experimental avant garde to classical to rock and roll.