June 6 – Michael will present Horizontal Blue, a day long exhibit/installation at Sweetwater Sound in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The exhibit will open at 9am and run until 7pm. That evening at 7:30 he will present the concert premier of his recently released Hadronized Spectra (the LHC Sonifications) project. The public is invited and admission is free. This is another Cinema for the Ear event.
July 18 – The Sights and Sounds of Numbers – Computer Generated Music and Images by Michael Rhoades. This official Three Rivers Festival Event will take place in the square in front of the Arts United Center at 303 E. Main Street in Fort Wayne, Indiana. This will be an informal three hour concert presentation of many of Michael’s computer generated music compositions from the past 15 years. It will also feature several large scale computer generated images. This outdoor event will utilize a 4.8 surround system (yes 8 sub woofers!!). The show begins at 6pm and runs until 9pm. It is a free event and open to the public. This is another Cinema for the Ear event.
August 14 through 17 – Michael was invited by a distinguished international jury to attend the prestigious international event, the Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium 2013. There he will present a 45 minute lecture/recital on the subject of the processes involved in the making of Hadronized Spectra (the LHC Sonifications).
Michael Rhoades is a multi-oriented artist. This web site functions as a central repository for his vast repertoire in the form of representations of most of his work. From photographs of his vibrant oil paintings to mp3 versions of his multi-channel hi-res musical compositions you will find much here to delve into if you so choose.
Working with diverse mediums ranging from archaic Oil Painting with pallet knives and canvas to futuristic Computer Generated Music, he is ever expressing that which defies common logic… the spirit within. His hope is that his work will awaken the often dormant creator within each of those who experience it. He feels that the joy of creating is something to be shared and that it can be experienced by everyone. Certainly, it is the journey and not the destination that has the most profound impact in one’s life.
As you will see by following the links above, Michael is a prolific artist/composer/theorist. What you may not see is that he is constantly working and often on several projects in several different mediums concurrently. He has endeavored for many years to develop a state of mind that is conducive to deliberate creativity, which has developed to the point that he is constantly overflowing with concepts for projects. As you might expect this can be overwhelming at times. The only answer he has found to this beautiful dilemma is to work on as many of them as is possible while he is able. Sleep is something to do when the work is done… in the twilight years.
So enjoy exploring Michael’s perception factory and all it contains. If any questions, comments or observations occur to you please feel free to contact him. Every perspective is appreciated, respected and loved.
Thank you for visiting.