Michael grew up in Connecticut and Brussels, Belgium. Living in Europe, he first encountered the music of Varese, Stockhausen, and Pierre Henry, as well as music of India, Africa, and Japan. After studying electrical engineering at MIT, Michael studied in music at the Boston School of Electronic Music, eventually joining their faculty, and designing sound synthesis systems. He graduated with a degree in music from Hampshire College, and shortly thereafter became the technical director of electronic music studios at Amherst College, Smith College, Hampshire College, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He has since taught electronic music at Hampshire College, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Holyoke Community College.
Music by: Michael William Gilbert