Born in 1973. Michael Schmid is a musician and flutist, specialised in contemporary experimental music. He is a member of the Belgian Ictus Ensemble and as freelancer (solo and chamber music) he has worked with most of the major European new music ensembles. Next to his activity as flutist he appears as performer of concrete poetry, creator of sound installations and writer of sound pieces. He has a profound interest in the politics and communication processes of music making.
His latest solo appearances and creations took place at Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels) with Breathcore (2016) and Beat fucked Elf (2016), Krachal (2016) at BEAF – BOZAR Electronic Arts Festival in Brussels (2016) and Breathcore – The Score (2017) at Kaaitheater Brussels. Recent collaborations include projects with choreographer Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker (Rosas), Boris Charmatz, Jerôme Bel, Manon de Boer (documenta 13), Georges Aperghis, Brynjar Sigurðarson and the Lafayette Anticipations Fondation (Paris). He has already recorded for Cyprès, HAT records, cpo, WERGO and Stradivarius