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.
Music has been an important part of my life as far back as I can remember. I always followed my own path as an independent musician and composer. Over the years, as I developed a deeper meditation practice I began to see a convergence in my musical and contemplative lives. 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.