Mike Vernusky creates electronic music for radiophonic sound, theatre and film.
His music has been described as ‘brash’... New York Times, ‘isolationist’ ... The Wire, 'especially otherworldly' ... New Music USA, 'strange & intriguing' ... by Exclaim, and 'étonnante' by EtherReal France.
He lives in Austin, Texas.
Bio (long version)
Mike Vernusky's music has been performed at Festival International de Música Experimental São Paulo, Sonic Mmabolela South Africa, MATA, Marrakech Biennale, Madeira Contemporary Music Residency, Ionian University of Corfu in Greece, NAISA, Visiones Sonoras Mexico, GMEM Marseille, Experimental Intermedia, Art Basel Miami, among others.
Vernusky is supported by Digital Art Awards of Tokyo, MATA NYC, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Meet The Composer/ MetLife, June in Buffalo, ASCAP, and El Centro Méxicano para la Musica y Artes Sonoras. He has presented at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, New York University, Alte Schmiede Vienna, Goldsmiths University London, University of Huddersfield, UK, and The University of Notre Dame for their inaugural Sacred Music Conference.
Mike's recorded music is published on BBC Audio, MIT Press, The Wire, Audio Recordings, and Quiet Design. Vernusky co-founded the label Quiet Design with sound artist Cory Allen, featured artists working at the fringes of new music and sound art. This imprint, which released over 20 albums on various media, became a full-fledged portal of audio art and information from 2006-2012.
Vernusky holds degrees in Composition from The University of Texas at Austin and in Classical Guitar Performance from Mercyhurst University. He is an alum of the WordBridge Playwrights Laboratory in Baltimore, where he worked in an interdisciplinary environment of directors, actors, dramaturgs, playwrights, mathematicians, behavioral scientists, storytellers, and improvisation artists. His past teachers & mentors have included William Duckworth, Denis Smalley, and Francisco López.
In addition to his compositional work, he is also an Experience Analyst at Apple.