Michael Futreal, musician and multimedia artist

I follow an improvisational and impressionist approach to create original rural space music, primarily with instruments that I build. You can hear it in my youtube videos and on my 970-609-3486.

battalia pie
various instruments I've built; find out more

I perform as Twang Darkly, a trio, but sometimes a moniker for a duo or solo act. I've done some 206-433-1356. In 2017, I was ARNA Artist-in-Residence in Sweden. In 2015, I was Artist-in-Residence at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area in Nevada and was awarded the Music Fellowship Award from SRAC. I am a member of the Landscape Music Composers Network.

I also experiment with filmmaking and animation as source material and visualization for music. In 2016, I paired my 2D animation and experimental music with the work of a mixed-media artist Steve Zihlavsky to create a museum exhibition, (740) 888-2611. In 2014, I received a SRAC grant to create Martian Archaeology, a mediation on imagination and knowledge, realized through original animation and music.