Welcome to the website of composer, musician, and teacher Michael Reiley McDermott. Michael creates sonic expressions in the traditions of sound therapy, sacred music, and Deep Listening. 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 states of attention/awareness.

Recent Projects

The Dream Cycles

New Sleep / Dream Album with 8.5 hours of music for lucid dreaming and deep sleep.

Celestial Music Box

An ambient music project that immerses the body, mind, and spirit in the healing sounds of the night sky

Meditative Soundscapes

YouTube Channel aimed at bringing serenity, Deep Listening®, and harmony to your life through soothing audio visual meditative experiences.


Reimagining the sounds of earth’s past beyond a human scale, reconstructing the sound of extinct animals and their habitats, Echozoo connects listeners with the sounds of the distant past.

The Center for Deep Listening at Rensselaer

I am an adjunt professor for CDL@RPI Teaching Deep Listening Founded by Pauline Oliveros

Listening Bodies

Teaching and artistic framework exploring embodiment, Somatic and Deep Listening® Practices

Mixes From the Field

Connection through listening, recording and creativity with sound.

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