Michael Futreal, musician and multimedia artist

I compose, improvise, and perform instrumental rural space music focusing primarily upon instruments that I hand-build such as chromatic dulcimers, mountain dulcimers, and tone-hole flutes. I work alone and with my trio Twang Darkly, releasing recordings via youtube and through streaming, download, and CD. If you like you can find out more about me and my music.

illustration of my instruments (click for more information)
various instruments I've built; find out more

Other Endeavors

I also experiment with filmmaking and animation as source material and visualization for music. In 2016, I paired my 2D animation and experimental music with the work of a mixed-media artist Steve Zihlavsky to create a museum exhibition, The Court of King Skebal. In 2014, I received a SRAC grant to create Martian Archaeology, a mediation on imagination and knowledge, realized through original animation and music.

I do professional web and multimedia consulting as well, with a particular focus on database driven web tools.