Michael is a musician, producer and educator focused on helping others to awaken their innate capacity to listen and resonate with the interconnected web of inner and outer soundscapes.
Michael Reiley has dedicated more than two decades to a prolific career as a musician, producer, and collaborative artist. His extensive body of work includes crafting music for dancers, filmmakers, and diverse applications for esteemed clients such as Wavepaths and IKI Health. His creative talents have extended to sound installations, performances around the globe, and the production of over 20 albums, showcasing his multifaceted contributions to the arts.
In his current pursuits, Michael has taken on the roles of producer and co-host of the renowned weekly podcast Sounds of SAND for Science and Nonduality. He further amplifies his impact as the editor of SAND’s influential blog and website, playing a pivotal role in sharing in the ancient and cutting edge wisdom at the intersection of science and spirituality.
Deep Listening®, following the lineage of the visionary Pauline Oliveros, has profoundly shaped Michael’s artistic trajectory since his first project working with Pauline in 2007. Today, Michael holds a position as a faculty member at The Center for Deep Listening @ RPI. Here, he leads and facilitates Deep Listening Intensives in collaboration with a remarkable cohort of fellow Deep Listeners. Michael also curates a weekly meditation on sound group (Sound Sangha), seamlessly aligned with the principles of Deep Listening, mindfulness, music, and silence providing a dedicated space for inner and outer exploration.
Additionally, Michael leads and co-leads mindfulness, sound, and Deep Listening workshops both independently and in collaboration with his partner, Monica, through their creative and educational endeavor known as Listening Bodies.
A consummate musician, Michael’s dedication to music remains unwavering. In response to the global pandemic, he has channeled his creative energies towards exploring the healing and meditative dimensions of his craft. Trained as a therapeutic musician through the Music for Healing and Transition Program, Michael has lent his musical talents to individuals in hospice care while honing his skills in the realm of improvised music for one-on-one healing interactions. He extends these therapeutic modalities at ASHA, an Italian retreat center and community where he resides, offering in-person healing sessions alongside recorded albums designed to facilitate personal meditative experiences.
Drawing upon his deep-rooted expertise in Deep Listening, his affiliation with MHTP, and his training in meditation through the Science of Mindful Awareness, Michael also takes on the role of a meditation guide. He leads meditation groups that emphasize the transformative potency of sound and silence as tools for meditation and spiritual awakening.
Discover more about Michael and his path in this interview with Natalie Brown and the Sounds Heal Podcast.
Affiliations, Trainings & Traditions
- Certified Deep Listening® Facilitator and an associate professor at the Center for Deep Listening at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
- Certified Music Practitioner from the Music for Healing and Transition Program.
- Certificate in Music for Wellness from Berklee College of Music.
- Certified mindfulness teacher from Science of Mindful Awareness
- Composer at Wavepaths, a platform providing music experiences for and as psychedelic therapy
- Meditation Teacher at Springboard Studio
- Artist in Residence and teacher at Village of Arts and Humanities, The Fidget Space, and BEEP at Temple University Boyer College of Music
- Other Artist Residencies Include: GlogauAIR (Berlin), PECAH (India), ComPeung (Thailand), Listhus (Iceland), Liebig12 (Berlin), Casa Na Ilha (Brazil), Ayatana (Canada)
- Supported and Presented by the American Composers Forum
- Podcast Producer, Host, and Blog editor for Science and Nonduality