Shortwave Songs

Program Notes
Shortwave Songs: a shimmering expanse, a reminiscent gaze.

Biographical Sketch
Michael James Olson is a Minnesota-based composer, performer, producer, and media artist. Michael’s concert music has been performed throughout the world, including the Beijing Science Museum, SEAMUS, ICMC, EMM, EABD, Noisefloor Festival, International Saxophone Symposium, and Audiograft Festival, among others. Michael is the co-Director of the Root Signals Electronic Music Festival, an semi-annual festival of electronic music and media art which is held at campuses across the country. Michael’s music and production has been featured on more than 30 albums and in films and television, including programs on MTV, VH1, E!, Spike, ABC, NBC, PBS, and CBS. He holds a MM from Georgia Southern University, and a Doctorate from Ball State University. Michael currently serves as Assistant Professor of Music Composition and Music Technology at Minnesota State University, Mankato.