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.



Release Date: August 1, 2011
Catalog Number: NV5856
21st Century
AXIOM is the second Navona release of and the 26th addition to the Society of Composers, Inc. CD Series, featuring compositions from Michael Boyd, Joo Won Park, Israel Neuman, Liviu Marinescu, Jay C. Batzner, and Peter Van Zandt Lane. The scholarly and musical experience of each composer and the selective process SCI uses for each release create a compilation that ensures representation of the highest quality work in a variety of compositional styles.