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 to YouTube versions of his Visual Music compositions, to theoretical writings on creativity, metaphysics and more. You will find much here to delve into if you so choose.
October 6th, 2017, Michael’s Visual Music composition “Apparitions” was presented in Germany at the Festival NEUE MUSIK LÜNEBURG. The name of the concert was: Elektroakustische Musik aus New York City.
Michael’s 8-channel composition “Second Body Awareness” was presented at the 2017 International Csound Conference, ICSC, which took place in Montevideo, Uruguay from September 29 – October 1. The conference will be hosted by Estudio de Música Electroacústica de la Escuela Universitaria de Música — University School of Music Electronic Music Studio.
On June 24th, 2017, Michael’s Visual Music composition “Apparitions” was presented in New York City at the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival. The international festival took place at the Abrons Art Center.
Michael’s latest Visual Music piece, “Pixelated Planes” was presented at the Fall of 2016 DISIS concert, on December 7th in the Cube at Virginia Tech.
Michael presented an exhibit/concert in the Cube in the Moss Art Center at Virginia Tech on Friday, October the 14th, 2016. The event was titled “Imagined Realities” and was based upon the notion that we are creating the realities we are experiencing. It consisted of: An exhibit of 10 new 60″ x 48″ oil paintings completed during the summer of 2016, 3 fixed media (music only) compositions, and 3 Visual Music animated compositions. The oil paintings were exhibited throughout the entire day in the lobby of the Cube. The music was diffused over the ~150 speakers in the Cube creating an awesome 3d musical environment. The visual work was projected upon a huge screen. Here is the Concert Flyer.
Michael’s Visual Music composition “Reflections and Refractions” was presented at the 2016 New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival. The concert was presented in the Playhouse at the Abrams Art Center on Saturday June the 18th at 8:30 PM.
Working with diverse mediums ranging from archaic Oil Painting with pallet knives and canvas to futuristic Computer Generated Music, Michael Rhoades 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.