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Michael Trommer is a Toronto based producer and visual artist who has recorded for such top electronic music labels as Transmat, Wave, Truffle, Stasisfield, Interchill, Nice'N'Smooth, Dragonfly, Ultra-Vista, Instinct, System, Impact, Liquid Sound Design and Dakini. He records under his own name, as well as aliases such as 'sans soleil, ‘minidisco’, 'Hydraulic’,and 'Manitou2'.Read More...
Broad-minded in his approach to electronic music, Michael also creates gallery-based audio installation work. 2005 saw him creating a site-specific sound installation for Australia’s ‘Liquid Architecture’ exhibition. Another of his recent works was a net-based audio-manipulation project which was part of the ‘from 0 to 1 and back again’ exhibition at Kunsthalle Schirn in Frankfurt; this became the subject of many radio specials on both Deutsche Welle and Hessischer Rundfunk. In 2000, his work was nominated for the Prix Italia for experimental music. His field-recording based material has been featured on London’s Resonance FM, www.vagueterrain.net, www.insine.net, and www.stasisfield.com. A site-specific field-recording based installation is being exhibited in New York state’s upper Catskill forest (http://www.restlessculture.net/deepwoods ) from the end of May.
As a live show, sans soleil was featured at the 2003 Movement Festival (a.k.a.DEMF) in support of Michael's full-length album on Detroit's legendary Transmat label. Michael is also regularly performing as part of the live electronic improvisation collective ‘i/o’ (http://interaccess.org/studio/iomedia.php).
Nominated as one of eye magazine’s ’10 talents to watch for 2006’, the coming
year promises to be busy. Expect more installation work from Michael in 2007:
a piece based on Mies van der Rohe’s Toronto Dominion Centre will be presented
at the State Gallery in St. Petersburg, Russia in the autumn; in addition, a site-specific collaboration
with video artist Arnold von Wedemeyer is planned for downtown Berlin later in the year.