Michael Lukaszuk is an electroacoustic composer from Kingston, Ontario. Much of his creative and scholarly output explores the idea of “generativity” in music and sound art through the use of mobile devices, musical AI and coding as artistic practice. His work often incorporates improvisation and sound spatialization to explore new ways of thinking about presence, gesture and how we interact with algorithms in everyday life.
Michael’s music and research have been presented at multiple International Computer Music Conference, SEAMUS (Society for Electroacoustic Music in the United Sates) and New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival events, and at the Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium, the Now Hear This festival (New Music Edmonton), Cluster: New Music + Integrated Arts (Winnipeg). His writings on electroacoustic music can be found in publications such as Emille (the Korean Electroacoustic Music Society), Chroma (Australasian Computer Music Association), and eContact! (Canadian Electroacoustic Community). He won 1st Prize in the Hugh Le Caine Awards – (electroacoustic music category) of the 2015 SOCAN Foundation Young Composer Awards. His work can be found on releases from Ablaze Records and New Adventures in Sound Art. Michael holds a DMA in Composition from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, and is a PhD Candidate in Cultural Studies at Queen’s University, where he is also on faculty at The Dan School of Music and Drama.