The foci of Michael Rhoades’ current research and creative practice involves the nexus of holography (stereoscopic), holophony, and super-computing utilized toward the creation of visual music compositions intended for 3D/360 presentation. Head mounted displays or 3D/360 projection screens, and high-density loudspeaker arrays are the venues of choice for these stochastically generated compositions.
Michael served as a SEAMUS board member and hosted SEAMUS 2009. He curated the monthly Sweetwater Electroacoustic Music Concert Series and numerous other concerts, exhibits and installations. His works have been presented in concert worldwide as well as used for pedagogical purposes. He is a published writer and also presents lectures on the subjects of algorithmic composition, score based sampling, sonification, spatialization, holography and holophony, visual music and creativity.
Michael received his interdisciplinary PhD from Virginia Tech in December of 2020. His areas of research and creative praxis involved holography and holophonic visual music using high-performance computing. He received a BFA in Creative Technologies from the School of Visual Arts at Virginia Tech in the spring of 2018.