Michael Gendreau

Bay Area electro-acoustic composer Michael Gendreau emerged in the 1980s underground as half of the duo Crawling with Tarts. After studying composition at Mills College he went on to get a PhD in physical acoustics. Applying his occupational skills to his creative work, Gendreau uses the tools of his trade to activate the very buildings in which he performs, using the materials of the room itself as a large, resonant instrument.