I have spent my life navigating along axes of math and music. I am fascinated with process in all its forms. I have been a classical pianist, a punk rock bassist, an experimental electronic musician, a DJ of many types in both form and content, a middle and high school math teacher, and a college professor. I have taught algebra to poor kids in the inner city and tutored for the ACT exam to rich kids in the suburbs. But lately I've fallen back in love with music and audio in all its forms, and have decided to make a career change from math education to music and audio work.
At the moment, my greatest output is in electronic music composition. You can find my music at blanketforts.bandcamp.com and at soundcloud.com by searching for "blanket forts." I'm not only interested in composition, however: I'm interested in working with sound in any way that can help others. In particular, I'm interested in putting sound to images, whether that be scoring, sound design, or a combination.
I've been doing electronic music for 15 years and been a classical pianist my whole life. Therefore, in addition to my extensive background and ability with keyboards and the piano, I am also fluent in many pieces of electronic music hardware old and new. My perennial favorite type of hardware is modular synths, particularly the Serge Modular and the Nord Modular. Recently I've also learned my way around various software, including varying degrees of proficiency in Apple Logic, Ableton Live, Reason, Massive, Pro Tools, Maschine, and other programs. I expect to continue learning as much as possible, learning whatever I need to to make music and audio for myself and others.
I am excited to see how I can collaborate with others on this site to bring my unique combination of skills and experience to visual projects.
Name: Mike Esposito
Lives in: Chicago, Illinois
Occupation: Music Composer, Musician, Sound Designer, Sound Editor and Sound Mixer