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Wiklow is the pseudonym for Michael Gary Dean, a Canadian electronic performing artist. Combining instrumentalism with a digital sensibility, Dean carefully balances delicate melodies with pure electronic tones and textures.

Fascinated by the psychological effects of sound, Dean’s performances are often as much a science experiment as a musical composition. His strength is in the ability to align the two, uncovering strange emotions in unexpected places.

Recent collaborations with new media artists like Push 1 stop and Diagraf have led Wiklow on a world-wide journey presenting audio-visual works at festivals like Sónar, MUTEK and TodaysArt. Either solo or in collaboration, Dean creates an intimate listening space for moments of introspection and self-reflection.