Michael Janz is an experimental composer, sound artist, and performer based out of Los Angeles, CA. His work spans many genres, including electronic improvisation, process music, art song, solo piano, spectral serialism, installation sound art, and field recording. Having had the pleasure of having a diverse career, he has had compositions performed throughout the U.S. as well as abroad, and has toured internationally as the keyboardist for The New Division. He currenty performs as keyboardist for Cilience, and is a founding member of the In Situ Ensemble.
Over the past several years, his compositional interests have lead towards the development of his own brand of "post-human music." In his own way, he seeks to redefine the separation between the natural world and the human world by imagining systems that fully integrating environmental soundscapes, live performance, and contemporary technology in order to find out what sort of intelligence can emerge from these new systems; systems that intentionally blur the lines between human and nature, nature and technology, and technology and human. He recently completed a Master of Fine Arts degree at California Institute of the Arts, and lives in Altadena with his wife and fellow artist, Brooke Lohman, and his three cats, Frederic, Felix, and Lili.