Michael Boyd (b. 1978, Montgomery County MD) is a composer, scholar and experimental improviser who currently serves as Assistant Professor of Music at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA. His music, performed throughout the United States, attempts to (re)integrate performers into the creative process of music making through graphic notation and embraces experimental practices such as live electronics, improvisation, installation, multimedia and performance art. Boyd has published reviews in American Music, Computer Music Journal and Popular Music and Society, and his article “The Roger Reynolds Collection at the Library of Congress” recently appeared in MLA Notes. Boyd is the co-director and trombonist for the Bay Players Experimental Music Collective, and co-founder of Silent Editions, an online publisher of experimental music.
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