Modulisme: Michael White

May 20, 2024: 2pm - 3pm
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Modulisme 44: Michael White

Modulisme 44: Michael White. Image by Modulisme. (May 16, 2024)

Produced by Philippe Petit for his Modulisme platform supporting Modular Synthesis.

Canadian musician and composer Michael White, plays trumpet and modular synthesizers for film and television. He is busy as a session player, mostly remote these days, for a number of film composers including Andrew Lockington, David Buckley, Jon Goldsmith, Joe Trapanese, and Christophe Beck. As a composer, he has scored features, Netflix series, documentaries, and radio dramas. His scores and session work rely on his unique approach of blending modular synthesis with acoustic instruments and orchestra.

Some of the highlights of his performance career have been with New Music Concerts series in Toronto, playing trumpet with the NMC ensemble performing music by Cage, Kagel, Berio, Birtwistle, Globokar, and Tenney to name only a few. Touring with Bruce Cockburn, David Torn’s “Cloud about Mercury,” club dates in Toronto with Hugh Marsh, Roberto Occhipinti, The Henry’s, King Brand, Claude Ranger, and Freddie Stone. He also formed the group “Lonely Universe” with long time friend, drummer Michel Lambert, which toured Canada and recorded a self-titled album for the German label CMP.

Full show notes on Modulisme's site.

Modulisme is a platform that aims to support original composing, for analog modular systems but not only… A radio program airing music made using modular systems… Each program lasts one hour and is especially dedicated to one composer and featuring some exclusive music made for us.

Furthermore, Modulisme also produces Early ElectroMIX shows to document the history of experimental Electronic music from the 50s to the 80s…

  • War of the Worlds / Something Worth Saying
  • Crusty Juice / MPIA3
  • Shore of It Revisited / Anthony & The Persistents