Biography

Nothing nourishes the soul like music.
Music is the language of life.
Music connects and music transforms.
We are made whole by music.


RHYTHM = The pulse of HUMANITY
HARMONY = The speech of HEAVEN
MELODY = The song of the SPIRIT


The soul is made more intensely alive as it experiences the superb beauty of an infinite cosmos.

HELLO AND WELCOME to my little corner here at iCompositions.com!

I enjoy ORCHESTRAL AND CHAMBER MUSIC from many eras and have an ear which appreciates both classical and modern compositional techniques. I have surrounded myself with the music of Vivaldi, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Alan Hovhaness, Alfred Schnittke, Luciano Berio, Philip Glass, Terry Riley, Harry Partch, Lou Harrison, Jon Leifs, Krzysztof Penderecki, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Kalevi Aho, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Iannis Xenakis, Toshiro Mayuzumi, and Takashi Yoshimatsu.

I also LOVE progressive rock, world music, and experimental jazz: Sun Ra, Don Cherry, Charles Mingus, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Jethro Tull, The Doors, The Beatles, The Residents, Astor Piazzola's tangos and Laurie Anderson's special brand of performance art and song writing. I also have a soft spot for 80's music and Leonard Cohen.

This list above is by no means complete, but it is representative of my core musical interests and influences. Needless to say, I am very thankful for a long history of inspiring art and music on this planet. We must keep pushing the boundaries of sound and sense! I believe a theme or refrain can have any number of interesting variations, each of which is capable of expressing a different layer of meaning and/or emotional tone. I hope that the music you find here takes you on a journey to another place!

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I'm currently living in the deserts of Arizona where I spend most of my days composing music; writing stories, poems, and lyrics; engaging in prayerful meditation worship and contemplating the cosmos through the study of history, philosophy, and spirituality. I earned my Bachelor's degree in Creative Writing and Electronic Music from UC Santa Cruz, and I have recently composed music for video games and performance art shows--because everyone loves a good concert with music, costumes, and lights, right?

HAPPY LISTENING! smiley
~Justin Michael

Music rss

Title Genre Released Plays
TIME FCUK - the soundtrack (pt. 4) Ambient Oct 2, 2009 10878
TIME FCUK - the soundtrack (pt. 3) Ambient Oct 2, 2009 4474
TIME FCUK - the soundtrack (pt. 2) Other Oct 1, 2009 7174
TIME FCUK - the soundtrack (pt. 1) Other Sep 30, 2009 9408
Fragments from Eternity no. 2 - "Blake" Other Jun 21, 2009 2553
Funereal Box Collab Other Jun 19, 2009 1180
Fragments from Eternity no. 1 - "Goethe" Other May 17, 2009 1413
Nocturne Other Dec 29, 2008 1762
Volcano King Collab Other Aug 17, 2008 3719
The Paradox Lovers Other Aug 15, 2008 1719
Mountains and Rivers Other Aug 1, 2008 1838
pale blue haiku Collab Other Jun 4, 2008 2605
Resistance is Futile Other May 24, 2008 2307
The FLOW Classical May 13, 2008 2110
DREAM of the ZOO Other Mar 25, 2008 1627
Lux Aeterna Collab Spiritual/Gospel Mar 13, 2008 9060
COIL - the soundtrack Other Feb 3, 2008 8684
The 7th Bestowal Collab Spiritual/Gospel Feb 1, 2008 2887
ZOO: Logical Warfare Other Jan 12, 2008 1862
20XX: A New Year Holiday Jan 1, 2008 1909
A Rose in Winter Classical Dec 16, 2007 1557
Sisyphus (un fragment) Classical Dec 14, 2007 3833
Sleeps in Heaven Other Dec 6, 2007 1512
Mothers Music Classical Dec 2, 2007 1574
Wistful Thinking Other Nov 15, 2007 1618
ZOO: Rhapsody in Black and White Ambient Nov 5, 2007 1711
MYSTERIUM Other Oct 26, 2007 1607
"TRIO FINALE" (Piano Sonata no.1 - 3rd Movement) Classical Sep 23, 2007 821
"DUO CAPRICE" (Piano Sonata no.1 - 2nd Movement) Classical Sep 22, 2007 923
"SOLO" (Piano Sonata No.1) Classical Sep 22, 2007 1170
BLUE FLASHING LIGHTS (ON A SATELLITE) Other Sep 5, 2007 2181
Ritual of the Dream King Other Aug 22, 2007 939
Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel Other Aug 19, 2007 6053
Raising the Dream King Other Aug 17, 2007 1355
No Shitake, Sherlock (Enchanted Dungeon: V) Other Aug 12, 2007 5923
Otyugh (Enchanted Dungeon: IV) Other Aug 8, 2007 1039
Selfish Shellfish (Enchanted Dungeon: III) Other Aug 8, 2007 2058
Under Crystal Glow (Enchanted Dungeon: II) Other Aug 5, 2007 919
Enter the Dungeon (Enchanted Dungeon: I) Other Aug 5, 2007 1217
Underwater March of the Zombies Other Jul 1, 2007 1729
Japanese March of Progress World Jun 24, 2007 1672
Hypertrance Electronica Jun 17, 2007 1251
He Lurks in the Night Classical Jun 17, 2007 1908
Bazaar of Wonder World Jun 9, 2007 1289
The Fool Other Jun 6, 2007 1189
ZOO: The Birth of Night Mares Other Jun 2, 2007 1088
Sarabande Synthesis Classical May 31, 2007 1332
THE WARZONE Other May 29, 2007 1375
Dead Roses (for organ) Other May 13, 2007 1419
A Theory of Distraction Ambient May 13, 2007 694
Dies Moyuba Spiritual/Gospel May 13, 2007 2701

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
The Electronica Cadavre 6 Electronica Apr 6, 2008 2621
Bulgarian Mumblings Alternative Oct 29, 2007 3958
99 Bottles Collaboration Other Oct 8, 2007 12108

Blog rss

Dream Lights (for dirigent) December 15, 2007
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a poem dedicated to Andreas (dirigent)
for all the inspiration he brings to this site...
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If I was a Photographer (instead of a Musician) December 9, 2007
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a poem
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I <3 CONCEPT ALBUMS December 9, 2007
a full-length experience
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AUTUMN ASYLUM November 2, 2007
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a poem
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REVELATIONS November 1, 2007
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HARMONY
IS THE SPEECH
OF HEAVEN
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