Michael Ferriell Zbyszynski is a composer, sound artist,
performer, and teacher in the field of contemporary electroacoustic
music. Currently, he is Assistant Director of Music Composition and
Pedagogy at UC Berkeley's Center for New Music and Audio
Technologies and teaches at San Francisco State University. Playing
flute, saxophones, clarinet, Yamaha WX-7, live electronics, or
things made from coffee cans and PVC, he has appeared with Roscoe
Mitchell, Myra Melford, the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, the Merce
Cunningham Dance Company, at the Other Minds Festival, the Oregon
Bach Festival, the Getty Center, and the Montréal Jazz Festival,
and is looking forward to a residency at the Montalvo Arts Center.
He holds a PhD in composition from the University of California,
Berkeley and studied at the Academy of Music in Cracow, Poland, on
a Fulbright Grant. He has taught at the Universities of California
Berkeley and Irvine, Berklee College of Music, and Northeastern
University, and can be heard on the ARTSHIP recording label.