Michael Schmid is a musician and flutist specializing in contemporary experimental music. A fixed member of the Belgian Ictus Ensemble and as freelancer he has worked with most of the major European New Music Ensembles as chamber musician and soloist.
Next to his activity as flutist he appears as performer of concrete poetry, builds sound installations and writes sound pieces. He has a profound interest in the politics and communication processes of music making.
His latest solo appearances and creations took place at Kunstenfestival des Arts (Brussels) with “Breathcore” (2016) and “Beat fucked Elf” (2016) and “Krạchal” (2016) at BEAF – Bozar Electronic Arts Festival, Brussels (2016).
Recent collaborations include projects with choreographer Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker (Rosas), Boris Charmatz, Jerôme Bel, Manon de Boer (documenta 13), Georges Aperghis, Brynjar Sigurdarson and the Lafayette Anticipation Foundation (Paris).
He has recorded for cyprès, HAT records, cpo, WERGO, Stradivarius and has appeared on television and radio.
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Georges Aperghis : Avis de Tempête
Full version (2005) slightly remastered (2018)1 soundcloud track
Oscar Bianchi : Matra
Matra, a cantata written by Oscar Bianchi. Neuvocalsolisten, Ictus, Georges-Elie Octors. A Cyprès online release.1 soundcloud track
Ictus live : Tom Johnson
Tom Johnson, 4 short pieces, live in Opéra de Lille, 20061 soundcloud track
Michael Levinas: La Métamorphose
Michaël Levinas, after Franz Kafka. AEON 2012.2 videos
Choreography : Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker | Music : Vortex Temporum, Gérard Grisey (1996)1 video
Romitelli : An Index of Metals (CD)
Fausto Romitelli / Paolo Pachini : An index of metals (2003) Cyprès CD, 20062 downloads
1 soundcloud track
LABORINTUS II (Ictus & Mike Patton)
Luciano Berio : Laborintus II | Ictus, Mike Patton, Georges-Elie Octors. Ipecac CD.1 soundcloud track
Francesco Filidei : Ballata n.2
Live in Strasbourg, September22nd, 2012, Festival Musica1 download
1 soundcloud track
Hikari Kiyama: Kabuki
VENICE, Biennale Musica 20111 video
Fredy Vallejos : Cercles 2
Fredy Vallejos, from the multimedia performance CERCLES, San Fedele Center, Milano1 soundcloud track
Für kommende Zeiten
Karlheinz Stockhausen : Für kommende Zeiten (For Times to Come), 1969. Duration: 10'1 soundcloud track
George Antheil : Ballet Mécanique
1924. Edited version. MIDI files and recommendations by Paul Lehrman. Opéra de Lille, December 2012, Georges-Elie Octors (cond.)1 video
Liquid Room VII: Sound & Vision (teaser)
Liquid Room. Kaaitheater, April 2017. Duration: 4'1 video
Liquid Room VIII: Phrases (teaser)
Humans, animals & cyborgs.1 video
Grisey : VORTEX TEMPORUM I [studio version]
for piano and five instruments1 video