Michael Kiley (Sound Designer & Composer)
Michael is a Philadelphia based composer, sound designer, performer and educator working in dance, theater and public installation. Original works include: As The Eyes of the Seahorse (HERE Arts Center), The Empty Air and Animina (available via iTunes), Kuerner Sounds (Brandywine River Museum), With Happiness for You, World (American Composers Forum), (In)determinate Duet and Elegy for a Home (The Hacktory), Close Music for Bodies (FringeArts Festival).
Michael spent much of the last two years touring with choreographer Faye Driscoll performing Thank You For Coming: Attendance all over the world. He served as vocal consultant during the process of luciana achugar’s Otro Teatro, and is a frequent collaborator with Philadelphia dance theatre duo Chelsea and Magda.
Other collaborators include Lars Jan, Nichole Canuso Dance Company, The Arden Theatre, The Acting Company, SubCircle, People’s Light and Theater Company, Theatre Exile, The Lantern Theater, Philadelphia Theater Company and The Play Company, among others. His work has been supported by The Independence Foundation, The American Composers Forum, The Hacktory, FringeArts, The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage and the Wyncote Foundation through Bowerbird. He was nominated for three Barrymore Awards, and won Outstanding Sound Design for The Invisible Hand.