Bio

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Michael James Olson is an artist and performer who uses electronic music, video, guitar, and Tibetan Singing Bowls to create lush ambient landscapes. Michael’s work draws heavily on life in the upper Midwest: open spaces, grey skies, beautiful lakes, and dramatic seasons. Michael’s first solo album, “What Comes After,” fuses these narrative elements with reverb-laden guitar loops, e-bow, electronic processing, ambient beats, and video to create a vibrant abstract terrain.  Michael’s concert music and commercial productions are featured in performances throughout the world, and on 25 albums and in films and television including programs on MTV, VH1, E! , Spike, ABC, NBC, PBS, and CBS. Michael tours frequently throughout the U.S., and currently serves as Associate Professor of Music at Minnesota State University.