Michael Reiley is a composer, musician, and teacher. He creates sonic worlds in the traditions of ambient music, Deep Listening®, and sound therapy. His work explores the nexus of inner and outer soundscapes as a mode of transpersonal connection and oneness. Through this exploration spectrums of listening consciousness are illuminated including music for sleep, dreaming, meditation, therapy, movement, and focused states of attention/awareness. His music uses techniques and technologies such as drones, binaural beat frequencies, color therapy, data sonification, field recording, tape loops, sacred geometry, esoteric frequency ratios, alternate tuning systems, extended improvisations, sound healing instruments, and more traditional instruments like piano, hand pan, and synthesizer.

Recent projects include Echozoo, an archive of reimagined soundscapes of extinct animals and their habitats, and Celestial Music Box, a generative system that uses live star coordinate data to create sleep music.
Michael holds a certificate in Music for Wellness from Berklee College of Music. He is also a certified Deep Listening Facilitator and an associate professor at the Center for Deep Listening at Rennsalear Polytechnic Institute. Michael also co-leads somatic listening workshops around the world with his partner Monica Gentile  on their teaching and artistic framework Listening Bodies.
(Header photo by: Ajendra “Baba” Sundriyal and Isabel Moreno. Manila, India)

Artist Statement

I’ve played music my entire life, always finding my way through the twists and turns of life as an independent musician and composer. As I developed a stronger and stronger meditation practice I began to see a convergence in my musical and contemplative practices. Through the gift that is Deep Listening® and the path laid forth by my teachers Pauline Oliveros, Heloise Gold and IONE, meditation and music have merged into one every evolving universe of creativity and exploration. Having dedicated my life to the Art of Listening I now exclusively create ambient soundscapes that incorporate frequencies, field recordings, and music for various levels of consciousness from active listening to deep sleep. I feel music can be a therapeutic and healing form of connection  with our inner and outer reality. I hope the soundscapes that flow through me and into your ears can be a beneficial companion on your own journey.