Michael Vincent Waller is a New York City based composer and visual artist, studying composition and performance with La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela. This has provided a beautiful inspiration to a focus on modal, drone, and microtonal means. The deep intrinsic experience of involving overtones is the essence of his canvas of acousmatique and spectral composition. Michael endorses the phenomenologist approach to sound as his “central attitude” and manual for being.
His music has been performed by Sean G. Meehan, Tom Chiu, Matthew Welch, Margaret Lancaster, David Watson, Cat Lamb, Dan Joseph, Matthew Gold, St. Luke's Trombone Quartet, Cadillac Moon Ensemble, Alex Waterman, Ha-Yang Kim, Pauline Kim-Harris, Daniel Panner, Yvonne Troxler, Gregor Kitzis, Sabir Mateen, Christine Bard, Erica Dicker, MOYTL Chamber Ensemble, Michael Seltzer, Benjamin Herrington, Project SiS, Tucker Dulin and Andrew Lafkas – performing ensemble works at venues ISSUE Project Room, Diapason Sound Gallery, Tenri Cultural Institute, Paris London West Nile, Glasslands, and The Living Theatre.
mvw has performed on bills with Phill Niblock, Elliott Sharp, David First, Michael J. Schumacher,
Elizabeth Hoffman, and many more, in the NewIdeas MusicSeries, an avant-garde program curated by Waller.