Michael Klingbeil

Michael Klingbeil

Michael Klingbeil is a composer who is active in contemporary concert music, electroacoustic music, and computer music research. He completed his formal training at Oberlin Conservatory of Music, University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, and Columbia University. Principal teachers include Tristan Murail, Heinrich Taube, Gary Lee Nelson, P.Q. Phan and James Beauchamp. His works have been played in both the U.S. and Europe by ensembles including the Manhattan Sinfonietta, Columbia Composers, the U of I New Music Ensemble, Orchestre Lyrique de Région Avignon-Provence, the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, the Minnesota Orchestra, and the Argento Chamber Ensemble. He is the first prize winner in the 2009 Salvatore Martirano Memorial Composition Award Competition. Additional honors and awards have come from the Concours Internationaux de Bourges, The MacDowell Colony, First Music, the Concorso Internazionale “Luigi Russolo,” and ASCAP. His music is recorded on the ICMC label. In addition to musical activities, he was a computer science research fellow at the University of Iowa, and has earned industry awards for computer software development. He is active in computer music in both the academic and commercial fields and has developed novel software for audio analysis and re-synthesis.

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