Michael Schmid is a musician and flutist specializing in contemporary experimental music. A fixed member of the Belgian Ictus Ensemble and as freelancer he has worked with most of the major European New Music Ensembles as chamber musician and soloist. Next to his activity as flutist he appears as performer of concrete poetry, builds sound installations and writes 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 Kunstenfestival des Arts (Brussels) with “Breathcore” (2016) and “Beat fucked Elf” (2016) and “Krạchal” (2016) at BEAF – Bozar Electronic Arts Festival, Brussels (2016). Recent collaborations include projects with choreographer Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker (Rosas), Boris Charmatz, Jerôme Bel, Manon de Boer (documenta 13), Georges Aperghis, Brynjar Sigurdarson and the Lafayette Anticipation Foundation (Paris). He has recorded for cyprès, HAT records, cpo, WERGO, Stradivarius and has appeared on television and radio.