Michael Futreal, musician and multimedia artist

I am performing musician and composer using instruments of my own build in the mountain dulcimer, guitar, and flute families along with other items like ukulele, harmonica, and banjo. Rather than working within a genre per se, I instead develop original and improvisational modal music, using contemplative melodic scales in relation to grounding “root” sonorities. I often do this stuff with my trio Twang Darkly.

On a related front, I also experiment with digital filmmaking techniques to be used both as source material and visualization for music, incorporating compositing, reconstructed still images, and camera-as-paintbrush techniques pioneered by American documentarian Clifford West (1916-2004).