Michael J.Schumacher  
 
Country:   USA
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composer of electronic and instrumental works utilizing spatial acoustics. He studied piano with Seymour Bernstein, John Ogdon, and Shigeo Neriki and composition with Stan Applebaum, Bernhard Heiden, John Eaton, Vincent Persichetti and La Monte Young, gaining degrees in composition from Indiana University, Bloomington and Juilliard. In 1996, with photographer Ursula Scherrer, he founded Studio 5 Beekman, a gallery which was unusual in its ability to present multi-channel sound-installations, where he presented work by Matt Rogalsky, Ben Manley, Ian Nagoski, Phill Niblock, Tom Hamilton, David Behrman, Achim Wollscheid, Alvin Lucier, Alan Licht, Dean Roberts, Lee Ranaldo, Ellen Band, Maria Blondeel, John Hudak, Steve Roden and others. After the closing of 5 Beekman in 2000, he co-founded Diapason, a dedicated sound-art gallery which continues to present work by artists each month. Schumacher's compositions have been characterized by an intense exploration of multi-channel presentation and minimal structures, influenced by Morton Feldman, Phill Niblock, James Tenney and La Monte Young. His work with perception and timbral relationships is exceptionally forward-thinking in his generation. His published works include Room Pieces (XI), Four Stills (Sedimental), Stories (Quecksilber) and Flood (in collaboration with guitarist Donald Miller, Warpodisc).
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The Aural Site Installation Ward-Nasse Gallery, New York City 1991 USA Edit
The Aural Site Installation 9th St, New York City.Gold Bar, New York City. 1991 USA Edit
Instances and Opportunities Installation Technical University, Berlin 1992 Germany Edit
Untitled Installation with Electric Guitar Installation Technical University, Berlin 1992 Germany Edit
Room Pieces One and Six Installation Zentrum fur Akustik und Raum, Hamburg, Germany 1995 Germany Edit
Mobile Chord Three Installation Dream House, New York City 1996 USA Edit
The Aural Site Installation Studio Five Beekman, New York City 1996 USA Edit
Mobile Chord Eight Installation Dream House, New York City 1997 USA Edit
The Secluded Vale Installation Studio Five Beekman, New York City 1997 USA Edit
Multiple Fixation Installation Studio Five Beekman, New York City 1997 USA Edit
The Aural Site Installation Studio Five Beekman, New York City 1997 USA Edit
Room Piece Twenty-four Installation Metropolitan University, Minnesota 1998 USA Edit
Monologue Installation Dream House, New York City 1998 USA Edit
Room Piece Installation Studio Five Beekman, New York City 1998 USA Edit
Inside Installation Studio Five Beekman, New York City 1998 USA Edit
The Aural Site Installation Studio Five Beekman, New York City 1998 USA Edit
Monologue Installation The Kitchen Art Gallery, New York City, 1998 USA Edit
Room Piece Twenty four Installation Santa Fe International Festival of Electro-Acoustic Music, The College of Sante Fe, New Mexico 1999 USA Edit
Room Piece Thirty-three Installation Studio Five Beekman, New York City 1999 USA Edit
Untitled Ô99 Installation PS 1 Museum, New York. 2000 USA Edit
MAKMix Installation Museum fuer Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, 2000 Germany Edit
Untitled 00 Installation Diapason Gallery, New York City 2001 USA Edit
Sound and Light Installation Installation Musée Art Contemporain, Lyon 2002 France Edit
Unintending Soundwork - 2005 USA Edit
Room piece London 2005 Installation MOT Unit 54 5th floor Regents Studios 8 Andrews Road London E8 4QN 2005 England Edit