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Michael Picknett is a London based composer, technician and performer specialising in music for dance, stage and film, throughout the UK and beyond.  He works closely with directors and choreographers throughout the creative process to create scores that grow as the project evolves. Michael is interested in tactility and presence in performance, and this is reflected in his sound design – often using sounds on the edge of perception, or creating moving sound through multi-speaker set-ups. As a composer, his interest is in exploring the acoustic worlds of the artists he works with, weaving texture and noise through pitch and harmony. 

He trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama gaining both a masters and a doctorate in music composition. In 2016 he was made Artist in Residence at TripSpace in London, UK.