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 founded a podcast of interviews with composers called Composers' Notes, which you can listen to here.

Michael's lastest work How fair, how strange for solo violin will be premiered on March 13th in Boulder, CO. Tickets available here. 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.

Michael is also composing a new work for Oboe Quintet to be premiered by the Liverpool Oboe Quintet in early 2018.