Michael Schmid

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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.

Projects tagged with [Michael Schmid]

Vortex Temporum (with Rosas)

Choreography: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker | Music: Gérard Grisey

45 events, 8 articles & 1 audiofragment

George Antheil : Ballet mécanique

...de zelfverklaarde Bad Boy of Music uit het begin van de XXstye eeuw brengt Ictus het futuristische Ballet Mécanique.

For Philip Guston

More than 4 hours with Morton Feldman : For Philip Guston, 1984

1 event & 1 article

This Is Not A Pop Song (II)

Edition II : Fafchamps, Reiter, Aperghis, Bauer/Peck, Schubert, De La Fuente

2 events & 1 article

A day at the Opera

"Parcours musical" for children in Opéra de Lille

2 events

Liquid Room V (Subtilior)

A Liquid Room on 4 stages with guest performers of medieval music, and two premieres by Yeznikian and Guiraud

1 event, 3 articles & 1 audiofragment

Michael Levinas : La Métamorphose (opera)

La Métamorphose, opera by Michaël Levinas, based on Franz Kafka, preceded by Je, Tu, Il, a prologue from Valère Novarina

4 articles & 1 audiofragment

An Index of Metals (Fausto Romitelli, Paolo Pachini)

Video-Opera, 2003

3 events, 5 articles & 1 audiofragment

CERCLES (in San Fedele, Milano)

Music & Video in Centro Culturale San Fedele, Milano

1 event

MARTA (Mitterer | Steinbuch | Lagarde)

New opera by Wolfgang Mitterer. Original libretto by Gerhild Steinbuch. Staged by Ludovic Lagarde.

2 events & 2 articles

Samarkand

Vivier, Fafchamps, Mochizuki

Matra

a cantata written by Oscar Bianchi for vocal ensemble, instrumental ensemble, 3 soloists and electronics

2 articles & 1 audiofragment

Wagner Dream

Opera by Jonathan Harvey and Jean-Claude Carrière, staged by Pierre Audi

3 articles & 1 audiofragment

Laborintus II (with Mike Patton)

Laborintus II with parts for narrator, 3 female voices, 8 actors, 17 musicians and tape | Recorded live at the Holland Festival, 2010

1 audiofragment

La Frontière (Philippe Manoury, 2003)

Chamber opera by Philippe Manoury, libretto by Daniela Langer, directed by Yoshi Oïda

Avis de Tempête (Aperghis | Szendy, 2004)

Music and direction : Georges Aperghis. Libretto : Aperghis / Szendy after Melville & ...

1 article & 1 audiofragment

With Toshio Hosokawa (2005)

A portrait

Maximum Efficiency

A florilege of Tom Johnson's music

Blazek (2006)

Ma's Sequence 8

Riccardo Nova : piece for wind quintet and mridangam

2 articles

Mnemosyne

Brian Ferneyhough, performed by Michael Schmid

Labyrinth Ligeti

A complete Ligeti evening (Opéra de Lille and deSingel)

1 audiofragment

Brewaeys : dubbelconcerto (premiere)

Happy Birthday, Luc

Saint John ( Liquid Room for John Cage)

4 hours and 33 seconds

2 articles

Subtiele Lichamen | Corps Subtils

A chamber concert for flute, viola & harp. Debussy, Saariaho, Hosokawa

Liquid Room I

Contemporary music, but a way of listening to it as though at a rock festival or an electronic improvisation night, on 4 stages.

Liquid Room II

12 muzikanten spelen meer dan 15 composities op 5 verschillende podia in één ruimte en dat alles non-stop en op één avond.

Liquid Room III : Darmstadt 2012

A seamless evening on three stages, related to the past and present of the Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik of Darmstadt

This is Not a Pop Song (I), 2012

Premiere van een performance project van Ictus rond een ‘band’-bezetting.

1 article

Professor (Maud Le Pladec)

Choreography and live music after "Professor Bad Trip" Cycle by Fausto Romitelli

1 audiofragment

A History of Synchronicity (Liquid Room IV)

Aspern Suite (Salvatore Sciarrino)

for soprano and ensemble, after Lorenzo Da Ponte

1 event

WET

Solo performance + jam @ BEAF (Bozar, Brussels) with a superb band of guest musicians. #1 Michael Schmid first : *on Microphony Consid

3 events

American Lament (Ensemble Version)

Finn, Van Der Aa, Ictus

2 events & 1 article

Welcome to Caveland !

Caveland : underworld, afterworld

1 event

Jardin Des Secrets (A Nocturnal Journey)

*At last, then, I am allowed to refresh myself in a bath of darkness!* (Charles Baudelaire)     An initiation, a ritual itinerary - in

1 event

Sound & Vision (a liquid room)

Music and visual performance : preoccupation of an entire generation, for whom the musical moves between the eye and the ear.

4 events, 1 article & 2 audiofragments

Laborintus | For Times To Come

In Krakow, reunion with our dear Mike Patton.

1 event & 1 audiofragment

BREATHCORE

A project by Michael Schmid and Christiane Huber

23 rue Couperin

Karim Bel Kacem | Alain Franco

1 event

Donaueschingen : 4 premieres

Martin Schüttler, Hanna Eimermacher, Francesca Verunelli, James Saunders

1 event

DRUMMING (with Ballet Opéra de Paris)

One of Anne Teresa De Keersmaekers' most fascinating choreographies - now by Ballet - Opéra de Paris

1 event

Stockhausen ! (I)

Mikrophonie, Kontakte, Signale zur Invasion

1 event

Stockhausen ! (II)

Cosmic Pulses, Kontakte, Mikrophonie, intuitive music and more

1 event

Deploratio

Het moderne accordeon, tegelijk miniatuurorgel en blaasinstrument. Klaus Lang, José Maria Sanchez-Verdù...

Watch & listen to [Michael Schmid]

Oscar Bianchi : Matra

Matra, a cantata written by Oscar Bianchi. Neuvocalsolisten, Ictus, Georges-Elie Octors. A Cyprès online release.

1 soundcloud track
1 video

Ictus live : Tom Johnson

Tom Johnson, 4 short pieces, live in Opéra de Lille, 2006

1 soundcloud track

Michael Levinas: La Métamorphose

Michaël Levinas, after Franz Kafka. AEON 2012.

2 videos

Vortex Temporum

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, 2006**

2 downloads
1 soundcloud track

LABORINTUS II (Ictus & Mike Patton)

Luciano Berio : Laborintus II | Ictus, Mike Patton, Georges-Elie Octors. Ipecac CD.

1 soundcloud track
1 video

Francesco Filidei : Ballata n.2

Live in Strasbourg, September22nd, 2012, Festival Musica

1 download
1 soundcloud track

Hikari Kiyama: Kabuki

VENICE, Biennale Musica 2011

1 video

Fredy Vallejos : Cercles 2

Fredy Vallejos, from the multimedia performance CERCLES, San Fedele Center, Milano

1 soundcloud track

Für kommende Zeiten

Karlheinz Stockhausen : Für kommende Zeiten (For Times to Come), 1969

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

Sound & Vision (teaser)

A Liquid Room. Kaaitheater, April 2017

1 video