Michael Fowler is a sound artist and spatial thinker whose work is interdisciplinary. He is primarily interested in the examination, analysis, composition and design of exemplary sound-space. He studied music in Australia (University of Newcastle) and the USA (University of Cincinnati), and pursued an international concert career as a pianist and electronic musician working with some of the most notable composers of the late 20th Century including Karlheinz Stockhausen, Steve Reich and Milton Babbitt.
During his career as a musician he performed in Greece, Australia, Canada, Japan, China, USA, Mexico and Germany. He has won acclaim from critics including those writing for The New York Times, Atlanta Constitution-Journal, Birmingham News, and Sydney Morning Herald. After spening a year in Japan studying Japanese aesthetics in 2002 he took up a Post-Doctoral position at the Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory in Melbourne Australia.
His research on the Japanese garden as a spatial model has seen both important journal articles published within the fields of design theory, architecture, philosophy, semiotics and music, as well as immersive sound installations that have been presented in Australia, China and Japan. He is an alumnus of the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung research fellowship program and is currently a research fellow at the Faculty of Architecture and Media at the Universität der Künste Berlin.