Michael Stearns

Welcome to the new website. Much has changed since launching the last site 12 years ago, new technologies, downloads overtaking CDs, online streaming of music and picture, mobile apps, everything in flux… The new site is fluid in its’ design and construction, easier to update, to express new imaginings & respond to changes.  In the coming month links will be completed to earlier music, new music and new creative explorations. We'll keep you informed here on the 'NEWS' page as links are in place and new materials added. Thank you in advance for your patience while the construction unfolds, it will be a continual “work in progress”. Stop by often and thank you for visiting!

RECENT EVENTS
dadandrewholophone      filming
Michael and his son Andrew spent two months on location in Qatar recording sounds and music. Working with director Ron Fricke (Chronos, Baraka, Samsara), they collected materials for a film that will open at the new Qatar National Museum in 2016. Highlights of the trip included recording the “Singing Sand Dunes”, immersing in the rhythms, sounds, smells, tastes and textures of an unfamiliar culture and making many new friends. Scoring the film began last fall and work will continue thru 2015, including another trip to record Qatari musicians.


sstsposter      jennifer
Last summer Michael scored and mixed Jennifer Corcoran’s feature film “She Sings to the Stars” which premiered at the American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco.

softtouch200v2      dome200v2
This winter, music for the "Soft Touch of Morning Light" (three selections of extended archival recordings made in 1979) and "Music for the Dome" (selections from planetarium scores recorded over the last several years) was mastered for release. Both can be found on "The Archives" page and will be available soon.