Michael Small is an English-born composer currently living in the United States.
Michael’s works often draw on visual or literary sources and seek to place the listener’s imaginative journey at the heart of the work’s narrative. Dreams, hallucinations, memory, flight, and surreal landscapes are recurring themes and inspirations.
Michael recently completed his doctorate from Cornell University, successfully defending his thesis on the music of Julian Anderson.
He also recently founded a podcast of interviews with composers called Composers' Notes, which you can listen to here.
Michael's current composing projects include a new work for solo violin for Michiko Theurer, as part of an innovative commissioning project which relates the music of 6 composers to paintings informed by Virginia Woolf's seminal novel, The Waves. You can read more about it at Michiko's website.
The premiere is on March 13th, 2017 in Boulder, CO. Tickets available here.
Michael will also be writing a new work for Oboe Quintet to be premiered by the Liverpool Philharmonic Oboe Quintet in August 2017.