Michael Straus
Michael Straus


Michael  Straus  


Saxophonist, composer, and improviser Michael Straus has firmly established himself as an important voice for contemporary and experimental music through his ongoing collaborations with visual artists, composers, robots, turntablists, conductors, dancers and instrumentalists around the world.

He is founder of the multimedia performance project What are you looking at? and regularly performs with the chamber ensembles Moonrise Hernandez, quux, M2Duo, Portals of Distortion and EAR Duo.

Michael has been featured artist at music festivals internationally with recent performances at New York City's The Stone, Detroit Symphony Orchestra's 8 Days in June Festival, Lisbon's Musicbox Nightclub, Minneapolis' Spark Festival of Electronic Music & Art, Berlin's Universität der Künste, Italy's Festival Internazionale del Sassofono, Oslo's New Interfaces for Music Expression Conference, Belgium's Logos Foundation, Washington D.C.'s Kennedy Center, the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Ireland's Sonic Arts Research Center, Paris' Eglise Saint-Merri and Amsterdam's World Minimal Music Festival at the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ. 

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