Nathan Michel is a composer and producer working in a range of musical styles including classical, rock, experimental and ambient. His band, Hospitality, has released two full-length albums on Merge Records, and toured worldwide. Rolling Stone named their debut album a top record of 2012. Nathan has also released four solo recordings of experimental pop music on the labels Sonig, Tigerbeat6, Skipp and Tomlab. Pitchfork called his solo music "daring, but highly listenable." A classically trained composer, Nathan received a Ph.D. in composition from Princeton and also studied at the Yale School of Music, The Royal Conservatory in The Netherlands (with Louis Andriessen) and Bowdoin College. He was a featured composer for the 2014 Ecstatic Music festival and has also written pieces for the Now Ensemble, the Princeton Laptop Orchestra, and others. His score for Lana Wilson’s film The Departure was described as “haunting” by the New York Times. He lives in Charleston, SC with his wife and two children.

 

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Photo: William Mebane

Photo: William Mebane