Michael Kiley

Sound Design & Original Composition

MICHAEL KILEY  is a sound designer, composer, performer and educator working in dance, theatre and public installation.

Theatrical collaborations: Ludic Proxy (The Play Co.), Heisenberg (Delaware Theatre Company), Doctor Atomic (Curtis Institute of Music), As You Like It, Hamlet, R&G Are Dead (The Acting Company), John, Stinky Cheese Man (Arden Theatre Company), Rizzo (Philadelphia Theatre Company), The Gap (Azuka Theatre, The Invisible Hand (Theatre Exile, Barrymore Award Winner).

Dance collaborations: Thank You for Coming: Attendance (Faye Driscoll), Otro Teatro (luciana achugar), The Garden (Nichole Canuso Dance Company), Takes (NCDC & Lars Jan), Only Sleeping (SubCircle with Geoff Sobelle), The Shame Symposium, The Vulgar Early Works (Chelsea and Magda).

Original works: Close Music for Bodies (’17 FringeArts Festival), As The Eyes of the Seahorse (HERE Arts Center), Kuerner Sounds (Brandywine River Museum), With Happiness for You, World (American Composers Forum), The Empty Air, Animina and Grindstone Devotional (GPS controlled installations via iTunes, Google), In(determinite) Duet, Elegy for a Home (The Grey Space).

Michael’s work has been presented at The Walker Arts Center (MN), The Wexner (OH), ICA Boston, MCA Chicago, Festival d’Atumn (Paris), 3LD (NYC), The Guthrie Theater (MN), MANCC (FL), American Philosophical Society (PA), The Yard (MA), The MAC (Belfast), ArtsHouse (Melbourne), Centro Cultural Le Parc (Mendoza), Centro de Arte Experimental (Buenos Aires), Croatian National Theatre (Zagreb), Venice Biennale, Clarice Center for the Performing Arts, Fischer Center (NY), Onassis Cultural Center (Athens), DanSpace (NYC) and been supported by The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, The Wyncote Foundation, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, The Hacktory, Swim Pony, Artists U, Independence Foundation, FringeArts.

He teaches his own voice practice called Personal Resonance.

“Dramatic and beguiling” – NY Times.

“Essential sound design” – Huffington Post

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