Michael Dean (b. 1989) is a composer, technologist and digital artist based in Montréal. Under the pesudonym ‘Wiklow’, he creates “a world of familiar digital sounds given organic autonomy” [MUTEK 2015]. Either solo or in collaboration, Dean brings together concepts from sound art, techno and contemporary art music.
Dean’s work has been featured both in Canada and abroad by the Contemporary Music Centre in Dublin, the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow and Le Conservatoire de musique de Montréal. He has presented at events such as Festival Akousma, MUTEK and the International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA). Dean holds a BSc in Music and Computer Science and an MA in Music Technology from the University of Limerick.